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A gale sail would be good. I actually had one but it was too small and didn't fit over the furled headsail. Ought to get another (bigger) on I suppose.
I was thinking that in a pinch I could use my anchor/riding sail. It is made with very heavy material. It would be very flat, but would allow me to pull the main in and sail upwind (I think) without losing rudder authority.
I figure I could tie it to several places up front, either the cleat on top of the windlass, the same attachment point as the roller furler, or the top of the anchor roller. The windlass is farthest back so that would be my first priority.
Any thoughts on this?
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