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Inside and outside the breakwall (video)

Went out today, perfect 10kt winds (getting a little gusty after 5pm). Here is a short video showing the difference between sailing inside and outside the Buffalo Harbor breakwall on a small boat. 6kts boat speed in both vids. There is a slight difference in angle, in the first part I'm just barely on a close reach, and the second part is just barely a beam reach. It was a fun daysail.

I found another couple problems, the cam cleat for the mainsheet will not hold when sheeted in close hauled, so that will need to be replaced, and I lost a batten. It was a little out of it's pocket and as soon as I turned into the wind to drop the main, fwooop! there it went. The P.O. modded the main with full length battens so I have to measure the pocket and get a new one. And I'm still fighting the furler, I think the big genoa is just too much for the wire furler, I NEED something like a CDI flexible furler.

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Very nice video indeed, thanks for sharing.
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