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Re: Dousing headsails in breeze when the main is down?
That's nice! does it interfere with the aerodynamics of the jib though, right along the luff like that?
No, not that I can tell. I am using it with a 135. When it is set, the halyard is tight, I tension the down haul. The flow across the sail looks normal. The leech line works properly. Tell tails normal. The sail looks good. Pointing is good. Helm balance, too. Hull speed is easy. This is also true with a single reef in it. No concerns there. There must be some effect because it is there but I can't see or detect a performance change. If there is an effect it is well worth the convenience. I would think a partially rolled up head sail would be much worse.
Last edited by downeast450; 04-24-2013 at 05:39 AM.