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Old 10-15-2011
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Yes. Normally I would just go out and experiment and adjust my sails to my personal preference....

But... My sail is in the shop now. I am spending the money now. Money is comming out of my pocket in the next week.

So the reason I am hoping for some expert advice to guide me so I dont modify the sail incorrectly and then have to spend the same money and modify it again next year.

I dont have the experience yet to know the answer.

I just need the answer to the one question really.
The question was .... Is there ever a reason to want to douse (or furl, or down haul) your final sail?

If so, then I should probably instruct the sailmaker to put the anti-twist line on the storm jib now.

I will be alone on the boat. Not neccessarily on the chesapeake. The question is for anywhere..... in a bad situation. Not necessarily one that is blowing over in 1 hr.

If I average out and try to extract bits of info in all the above posts, sounds like I should just take the cheap, less complicated route and do as the sailmaker originally suggested.

Thank you...
groundhog
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