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True, but from what he described, it sounds like a loose forestay, and I figured it was worth a shot. One problem with older boats is you tighten the stays and the hull bends, so I had recommended small adjustments.

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I dont think Im quite to the point of screwing with the rigging yet but I will give it a look. BTW this hull has virtualy no bend. Both the broker and surveyor were shocked as to how stiff the boat was. Both came to me later on and said "if you ever want to sell, call me first".
Going out again today and I'll watch. BTW no, this isn't a roller, yet!
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One problem with older boats is you tighten the stays and the hull bends...
Crappy boats in a state of disrepair or poorly built boats, maybe. Old boats, NO.
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I should have said "old crappy boats" ???

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I could think of a few "new crappy boats" that would work.
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Ok, your going to think me on crack;
The new boat has a loose footed main, I know you hate to hear this, on a roller furler. I try to go max outhaul and I still cannot flatten the sail. I always end up rolling up a bit to reduce sail when overpowered. (And moving the traveler down)

I balance by reducing. Have not been able to completly flatten the sail adequately.
Somebody needs to invent something to lash the foot to the boom with some kind of quick release in case you need to reef or drop the main.
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16-18 kts today with gusts to 25, 100% jib and a single reef in the mainsail worked wonders! Realy wanted a second reef though. The main does not exactly fit the boat so when I order the new one it will have at least two reefs. Thanks for the help guys!
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Sounds like you're getting the hang of it.
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I always have fun...10kts is OK 15 kts is fun, 20 is a blast! If I can deal with 20-30 then 10 is, well, booring! Again, thanks for the help!
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