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Re: wind conditions and reefing
Your first paragraph presumes wrongly that righting arm is only related to distance from axis of rotation.
It does not. I can make the same argument using only the horizontal component of the distance, which is what I was actually intending.
I guess what I'm not sure about is the vertical location of the axis of rotation, relative to the crew's COG.
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