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post #15 of Old 12-15-2012
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Re: Heavy winds?

A few years ago on new years, sons and I went out sailing in about 15 knots, put up the 135 I had at the time as we did in the summer, needed a reef pretty dang quick! So yes as others have said, winter colder temps one does not need as much SA up to hit the same speed, heeling etc. I'm 3-5 knots of wind slower in the winter vs summer temps, ie over 60 vs under say 50-60. Closer to freezing, even less yet.

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