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Originally Posted by nolasailor View Post

I know i can reef or double reef,,, but at what point do you need to reduce the head sail size. Is there a magical number... I am going to be useing the 100%... I have a 31 Niagara...

I have the harken carbo raceing foil #6, and was wanting to know if i can use a gail sale, or storm sail.... It will not be hoisted all the way to the top,, so would it rip out of the foil??? and do i need and exact cut sail, or can i just use a smaller sail in the heavy winds.... thanks,,, Kevin
The usual response to the furl in the headsail after the first reef on the main, then a second reef in the the main and furl in the headsail some more. You can tell by the balance in the helm.

A storm sail will not rip out of the foil. Your genoa probably does not reach the top of the of the foil.
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