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post #7 of Old 10-22-2012
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Re: Too Much, Too Soon?

Originally Posted by TerralTheSeeker View Post
I couldn't handle all that at once. I've been out on Pensacola Bay four days straight on a Catalina 22 trying to digest and integrate what I learned in 101. I'm still scratching my head as to why the boat won't stop spinning in a circle on a heave-to, couldn't imagine trying to deal with anything more than the basics at this point.

Spreading it out in order to master things from level to level isn't the worst idea in the world.
You need to furl down the jib to a much smaller size - it's too big and the main can't balance out the force on the jib.

My Bristol will spin around unless the jib is really furled down to half size or less.

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