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post #20 of Old 04-24-2012
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Re: Over Powered in 30 knots?

In 30kt winds I would have the main up and reefed and the genny rolled up a bit. Going down wind, I will sometimes run under genny only. Going upwind under genny alone in my boat is a practice in futility.

You may want to practice heaving to as I have found that on my boat, I can raise, lower, or set a reef in the main while hove to. It is an great skill to master and each boat does it differently under different conditions so practice is a necessity.
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