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Yup... a trimaran.

I generally don't recommend tying the nettles off (the lines passing through the grommets along the reef in a sail), as if you forget that they're tied off and try to hoist the main, you can end up tearing the main along the dotted line...
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I'll have Seideman's book in my hands Friday. Thanks for the recommendation.
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carl, mine came last week and I'm into the second reading. Seidman makes everything so understandable, great book.

I finally got to rig the Bucc yesterday, in the driveway without the main up, and boy howdy!!!!....did a lot of stuff I've been reading become instantly clear! Of course with that came more questions.....more of a learning curve here than with fly fishing.

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if you really want to make your head explode, try fly fishing while sailing.
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carl, mine came last week and I'm into the second reading. Seidman makes everything so understandable, great book.

I finally got to rig the Bucc yesterday, in the driveway without the main up, and boy howdy!!!!....did a lot of stuff I've been reading become instantly clear! Of course with that came more questions.....more of a learning curve here than with fly fishing.

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bl...what does that do to your back cast?
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bl...what does that do to your back cast?
It shortens up considerably.

People also tend to look at you funny when you sail by wearing hipwaders.
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if you really want to make your head explode, try fly fishing while sailing.
Actually, it isn't too bad when you have a boat 18' wide to cast from. The ama decks are very good casting platforms.
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welp....now I'll at least have to try it.

BTW, thanks again to all who helped me with my quetions.

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