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post #16 of Old 12-17-2012
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Re: Cape Dory 30 - How slow is "slow?"

Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
A 220%? I gotta say I have never heard of a sail for a sloop larger than 170%, and that was back in the old days. A 220% sounds like a calculator error....
I never have either - they had 180's on the old, very long ended CCA boats some times and even they sheeted to the transom corners like a spinnaker.

The Alberg I sailed had a 180 and the clew was aft of the cockpit sheet winch.

We also had to have a guy in the bow pulpit at all times because you couldn't see a thing to leeward from the cockpit.

I can't see how you could even get a sheeting angle on a 220.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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