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post #2248 of Old 10-12-2011
wingNwing
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post

I kind of had the same experience this past weekend helming a Pearson 365 ketch in 20-25 winds. We had a double-reefed main and full 140 jib flying (practicing for a race) - and although we were screaming along at 8 knots, I would have liked to experiment with a bit less jib and more main. I'll do that next time.
Thanx Bubble & Smack. Along with my shiny new BFS cred, is a new "balanced sail plan" cred! And I agree with you Smack, 140 jib with teeny-tiny main would feel screaming ... as long as you don't need to turn into the wind ...


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