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I'd agree with the last two posts.... this sail is not designed for this type of use... yes, it may "work", but it won't really be ideal - the luff length of a symm is going to be quite short, and to tack it on the bow means you're going to have a lot of halyard between the sail and the mast... not a recipe for stabiliy, IMO.
That said, playing with it in light air seems the way to go to start.. but be prepared to drop it if things start to heat up.
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