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Re: Swan 48 Bella Luna tour and sailing adventure series

Originally Posted by eherlihy View Post
Another great video!

Why did Captain AJ not yet pop the jib?
Hi Eherlihy,
We discovered some chafe on the jib sheet furling line. AJ didn't want to sail with the jib only partially deployed because it would put extra strain on the jib furling line. We either sailed with full jib or no jib. But even when sailing with just the main, we were often maintaining speed over 9-10 knots, which for me was mind-blowing (I normally sail a heavy full keel Westsail 42, nowhere near as fast or maneuverable as the Swan 48.) We made the 1,500+ nautical miles sail in less than 10 days. Fastest boat I've ever sailed on.
Happy sailing,
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