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post #5 of Old 02-29-2012
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I never did very well in physics, but I can attest to the comparative stability with/without a mast. We crossed Lake Michigan with our mast down and stowed along the centerline (long story, but we were on our way down to the Gulf); the 5' swells on the starboard quarter had us rolling to the point that I was a little worried we might lose the rig. Not fun...
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