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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats
I've heard the opinion that it's better to have it up at least somewhat because it reduces the chance of the boat "tripping" if it gets shoved sideways by a big breaking sea - the thinking being that with the reduced lateral plane, the boat can slide sideways instead of rolling.
I dunno - there is a certain intuitive logic to it but I've never been anywhere near that sort of extreme situation.
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.