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post #34 of Old 03-20-2011
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Brad, I don't think anyone mentioned this, but even if your furling sail and gear were strong enough to be used as a storm sail, you'd probably damage the sail (blow out the shape) from using it that way.

A furler may be one size fits all, but that still ignores the question that really, you may need a light 150 in light winds, a heavier 110 to boom along in 20 knots and hold shape, and by the time you get to 30+ knots...you need storm cloth and the storm sail anyway, the cloth that was good for a 130 is just going to be all stretched out in heavy winds.

So getting the storm sail also will prolong the life of your roller sail.
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