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Old 09-23-2011
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we managed to get hit north of cabo san lucas by 60+ kts winds in may, around may 15th---and got the brick up to 8+ kts under jib n jigger, both reefed----glad i thunk of that before we left isla cedros-- was a good call as winds pick up here suddenly ..boat handled it fine. also glad i was sailing in those danged storms in g.o.m--- the high winds inside em were a good learning experience.....was looking forward to having more of same after we left cabo --stopped for fuel before crossing sea of cortez-- zero wind less than 1 hour after the 60+ kts just north of us!!
if you have a teak taff rail-- do NOT prevent your mizzen to it--it WILL break....now i prevent to a hawse .....is strong.
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