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Old 04-04-2012
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Re: 5 basic reefing tips, whats yours.

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
Bingo. This is the only sign you need.
Agree. If you're thinking "should we reef?", think also about what happens if you're *wrong*:

a) Didn't reef and shoulda? Now you get to do it in screeching conditions rather than the 15 knots you were in when you thought about it. Or, you're just overpowered and can't do it at all, or at least not safely. You endanger your crew, the boat, and may shred your sails.

b) Did reef and turns out you didn't need to? You get to shake out that reef (which is good training) in very nice weather.


Which kind of "wrong" is better? ;-)
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