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post #35 of Old 12-15-2010
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Sailordave is profoundly correct on this one.

If one single person cant manhandle (reef,stow,remove,replace) a single sodden sail on a pitching deck during howling storm conditions ... when such a sail HAS to come off, now ... the boat is either too big, the sailor bought a bill of goods, etc. etc.

Usually the limit for a single healthy person to safely remove a sodden sail under any conditions is about ~400 sq. ft. ... and that SA limits one to about ~40-42 ft. LOA. for 'serious' single/double handed sailing.
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