SailNet Community - View Single Post - wind conditions and reefing
View Single Post
post #10 of Old 07-26-2012
Doesn't sail enough
zedboy's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Eastern Med
Posts: 365
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Rep Power: 6
Re: wind conditions and reefing

Originally Posted by AndreasNYC View Post
Do you think the boat would get blown over in a 30 knot gust? Or just heel some more?
Depends on your boat I know I wouldn't want to take a 30 knot gust with full sail, but my boat has a very shallow keel (draw just 3' board up) - you draw twice that.

But why not be prudent, put in a reef at the dock, and shake it out later if the weather report is overstated? Better to be there than find out that it's more like 25-30 sustained and gusts at 35+. You never know what it's really like out there, till you're out there!
zedboy is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome