Re: wind conditions and reefing
Whenever out on the water and you ask yourself "so, do I reef the sail or not?" (as you do in your post), the answer is "yes."
Having too much canvas up for the wind conditions will make it difficult to impossible for your to handle your boat.
[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT REMOVING POLITCAL TAG LINES -- NOW!