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post #21 of 26 Old 03-30-2009
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In Germany we call that a *dobble genua*. That are two identic sails, which you can use separated from 3/4 to full back winds. For half wind and higher you take them together on one side. The stuff is thinner as for a normal genua.

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Isn't that basically what a blooper was? I have never sailed with one but wasn't it a second light sail that would complement the spinnaker that would keep the boat from rolling too much? Bloopers have pretty much faded into obscurity, though, with the move toward lighter boats and asymmetrical spinnakers.
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I wouldn't bother putting it on the forestay. Just use a spare halyard and free fly it. That way it can be doused in a hurry w/ out messing w/ the other headsail.

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I had two thoughts on this. One being the same as zz4gta with flying one free. The other running it up the headfoil. If a squall came through with the second headfoil being used. Turn the boat up, so the second headsail will lay against the first, and furl. The second headsail being smaller......i2f

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ONe thing about using twin headsails. DON'T FALL OFF THE BOAT. If you do, the boat is going to be far, far away from you and you'll be shark bait.

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can you spell HARNESS ? It has, and will possibly again save my life.. ...i2f

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