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Old 04-08-2011
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Gennaker Set, before or after genoa furl?

We are racing a Beneteau 411 and have a gennaker. We have a new selden bow sprit to help improve our sets and trim. Many recommend furling the genoa before setting the gennaker. I am recommending we set the gennaker like we would a spinnaker by hoisting outside the genoa, trimming and then furling the genoa. Others recommend furling the genoa before beginning the gennaker set..I think that takes too long, but the time may not be an issue if we furl the genoa, get quick set and trim of the asymmetrical gennaker...

Thoughts and recommendations appreciated.

Also appreciate ideas about wing and wing with the gennaker. I say DDW the gennaker will work like a genoa and we can use a wisker pole to boot..others say we should keep reaching and gybing instead of DDW course...i know ther are no absolute answers, but would sure appreciate advice from the forum.

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