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Re: mainsail roach and size of genny
The hollow/battenless leech is a pretty big performance/trim/helm balance hit, IMO, and the major knock on in-mast furling setups for me. Probably less so for a long distance reachy cruiser, but around here where it seems the wind always comes from where we're headed it wouldn't do...
I can't find a profile sailplan.. so it's hard to say how much roach could be carried before running into handling problems...
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