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post #57 of Old 01-24-2013
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Re: Beating to windward

Hi Faster- How do you judge the "slot". When do you judge time to reef v. time to flatten the main v. time to just foot a little. What parameters do you use to judge how much twist put in? Always end up tweaking lines/halyard tension/travelor/outhaul etc.. Never totally happy with the main going up wind. Read the books.Watch what other folks do when crewing. find there are so many choices going up wind.Tweak- look a sog/vmg tweak some more.do others have the same addiction? drives the wife crazy "just sit already" lol

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