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post #96 of Old 02-21-2013
c. breeze
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Addressing the rigging tune point etc- can we agree that with a high aspect fractional rig- as you typically see on these boats ( and a great rig with tons of potential) it is all about the leech- IE sail trim isn't anymore dificult than with older traditional masthead rigs- but- other than feel- you really need to watch that leech- more so than with a main with less roach and a longer boom. And honestly- I don't know if other than the "race" boat my pop helped deliver a while back that I've ever seen one with tell tales on the leech. Maybe just because you can't see the sails anyway from the damn cockpit- so why add the .76 ounces. Or whatever- point is- again- awesome rig- great hulls- but the whole picture isn't of a boat designed with sailing as the primary goal.

My enthusiasm for admiral chasing wanes in direct proportion to the beam she carries too far aft- just as my enthusiasm for sailing a boat wanes in direct proportion to how you have crippled her.
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