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post #17 of Old 12-20-2011
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Jack, I don't understand what you mean by hour-glassing, but the only trouble I had with the Code 0 was that I could not have it permanently set I mean in the furler. with winds over 20K I would have to take it down (already furled) and I just tie it along the side of the boat.
Paulo the top and bottom of the sail stayed filled while the centre section furled, giving an hourglass shape. The centre section was so tight we had to bring the whole thing down to fix it. That was under 15 knots - close reaching.

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The other problem was not really a problem but a limitation of that sail. It is not really a downwind sail. It cannot take more than 15K wind. When I started to have fun downwind I had to put it down, afraid that it blow away.

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Paulo
Beam reach to broad wind I had a gennaker. The gennaker was a flat cut and would also close reach maybe 60 degree off the wind.

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