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Old 02-03-2012
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Furling always works best by bearing off, heading on a deep broad reach and furl the sail in the lee of the main.. Much less strain on the furling gear, esp in a breeze. Sounds like you had plenty of sea room for that. You can do this under sail... another good reason not to get into the habit of headsail-only sailing.... even a reefed main would have helped.
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