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Re: Question for those who sail cutters

I've cruised and raced on sloops. That's all I know first hand. While I'm learning a lot about other rigs, I'm finding myself thinking the sloop just seems a lot less complicated and can get where you want to go just as safely as any other rig.

I realize having several sails hanging, ready to be furled or unfurled when needed, can make things easier but there seems to be a lot more in maintaining and even handling them.

I started sailing by hanking on whatever foresail we were flying. And stowing them, etc. And yes, they were good old dacron. But that was 30+ years ago. Today I'm thinking ease of handling and simplicity.

But right now I have to mow the lawn, rake the leaves, clean out the gutters, trim the bushes, put the flowers to bed for winter, paint a bedroom, clean the kitchen, do the laundry...
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