Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Redondo Beach, California
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I have a 1988 34' PSC. Not all lines are led aft so thats definetly an improvement on my list of to-do's.
After seeing how much of a difference a double reefed main and a stay sail make in terms of pressure on the rig I'd say the seas were the main issue as at 40 kts didn't cause the boat to heel nearly as much as I'd thought. The most important thing however is to really look carefully to be sure to avoid chaffe on any sheets. I couldn't believe how quickly the cockpit scuppers drained the cockpit. Sure gives u a nice warm feeling when your no longer standing in 12" of water. I purchased "Charity Rose" just over a year ago and have been wanting to experience heavy weather sailing as someday I hope to make some offshore passages. Better to try the heavy weather sailing when you have our good freinds in the Coast Guard within 20 miles versus several hundred or thousand away.
Last edited by mondofromredondo; 12-01-2008 at 10:32 AM.