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Genoa and Staysail

My ketch has a boomed staysail and a genoa that laps the main. Usually I set both unless the breeze is too much for the genny, or I'm far enough off the wind that the stays'l blocks the genny. On friday I was out in a gusty force 4-5. When she got to heeling the lee deck in, I thought to roll in the genny, but decided to try handing the staysail instead. That relieved the heel some, so I carried on. Later she seemed to tack better too. The boat tends to point higher in a fresh breeze with the staysail instead of the genoa. Any one else with this rig find that one or the other is a better approach than both?
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I have no idea what you are taking about.

"Boomed staysail?"
"heeling the lee deck in?"
"Handing the staysail?"

You wood boat guys use funny words
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LOL. Smartass. Surely you know she was rail down, water gushing in through the scuppers. Handing is more obscure term for taking the sail down. (I hope) You know my staysail (the little headsail) has a boom, you've been aboard.
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