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post #6 of Old 08-29-2011
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The Wind can get rather heavy in the late afternoon outside in LB.


How far can you heel over ? - until 'green' water is flowing over the gunwhales

How far should you heel over for speed ? - Heeling modern boats beyond 10-20 degrees produces a sensation of speed, but all you are doing is moving sideways faster.

Ease the main in puffs, tighten in lulls - it is called "working the main".


Have fun - and keep us posted !
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