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Re: Switching from close reach to beam reach on 20 knot winds
I don't have a mizzen....
But, when I'm faced with this sort of thing, and it happens quite a bit because of the shape of my lake and prevailing winds...
As I turn off the wind, I ease out the main. When I'm strong on a broad, I ease the main until it luffs, then sheet it in just snug so it's tight and powered but not making me heel over. At this point, I'm spilling alot up top, so I'll bring in the vang just a bit, getting my heel over to 10-15 degrees....and cruising along nicely.
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1982 Catalina 25 #2897
Eagle Mountain Lake, Texas