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Re: PSC 37 How many have done away with staysail?

I just never bothered installing my forestay because of where I sail. I tack a lot so it just seems like one more thing to get in the way of the genoa, which by the way is a 150. If I had it to do again, I'd go for something like a 125 or smaller and possibly try the cutter setup just for kicks and grins. The forestay, which is still coiled up, looks so easy to install. With the halyard in place already I just use it to raise and lower the dinghy....which by the way serves VERY well. I have no complaints about the way mine sails with genny and main only. Perhaps when it's blowing over 30 would I really begin to appreciate a staysail as a storm jib. ~Alan
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