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Re: Staysail vs Mast Furling Main
I think you mean 'Trysail'.... or Storm trysail..
Is suspect it will be much heavier cloth than your standard main, and the visibility factor is significant if you're ever in need of assistance.. a patch of white cloth against a foamy sea would be hard to spot.
Also less strain on your furling gear in extreme conditions, and deployable in the event the furler has failed or jammed.
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Last edited by Faster; 10-18-2012 at 02:20 PM.