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post #1323 of Old 07-21-2011
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One does not need to worry about the coach roof traveler as mentioned in the 409, even racing. X-yachts IIRC is using a very similar design main sheet. As are other race oriented boats. The thing I do not like, is only one winch to handle ALL the sheets on a side, be it the main, jib, or spin. It would be nice to have 2 winches per side for these sails if racing. Otherwise, I would have no problem with the 409 setup racing. Altho a longer mainsheet track is nice!

Not sure what the pic is that Paulo is showing, altho it does have the look of the 439 DS44 version. So it could be a jeanneau I have not heard about. or same designer but a bene! With that, off to walk the pirate puppy in avatar at the marina!


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