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post #14 of Old 06-27-2011
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We went north across Bass Strait in 30 kn, little to no swell because Tasmania was in the way, broad reaching. She was a bit rolly but fine. We have not been out in long swells yet, max 3-4m and quite short.
Same thing again- directionally stable and fast but easy to roll to rail-in the water stage. She seems to like 6.5kn where she feels more stable, but then a gust and she surfs and in lulls she rolls a bit and sometimes gets caught out.

I think a staysail is really going to make a difference, mostly in stopping her pinging off to weather. Does anyone know if I will get away with a single upright block per side for sheeting? A track seems harder and more work. What sheeting arrangements do the cutters normallycome with, please?
The rigger is coming in 2 days...
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