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Re: Staysail vs Mast Furling Main
I'm thinking PaulK makes a good point re blanketing.
Also, thinking further re weather helm .... with either very heavily furled or reefed main the centre of effort would I guess be getting pretty close to mid point (fore and aft) so maybe excessive WH is not going to be an issue.
Regarding potential failure of furling system (main) that in itself might make it advisable to have a trisail available for, if nothing else, a backup. interesting thought.
As for in mast furler ... sorry , somewhat off topic, I'm pretty much, almost, kind of, maybe just maybe, a convert. Having lived with IMF for the past year and a bit,one thing I note in its favour ; the ease of part furling seems to make me furl/reef earlier whereas I have been often guilty of avoiding the trip to the mast to conventionally reef.
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Last edited by tdw; 10-21-2012 at 05:10 PM.