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post #21 of 22 Old 06-26-2007
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The mainsheet pulls the boom in and down flattening the sail. If the traveller is up the major force is in, if it is down the force is more down so it flattens. For a given angle to the wind ie on a beam reach it seems to me that the heeling force is limited if the boom is correctly set ie with the major force forward, and in 10 knots it is unlikely that the heeling force is excessive and needs to be reduced.
All the other sail settings stated withe exception of the boom vang eg slack halyard would make the sail fuller, perhaps too much so, however on a beam reach some extra fullness is ok because the heeling force is limited.
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post #22 of 22 Old 06-28-2007
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Figured out over the weekend, that BC PHRF is a bit nicer on ratings than the US PHRF groups as a whole. The same boat as I have in BC is rated a 191, I'm a 165! Not that I can sail to that rating with original 22 yr old dacs, but a major difference none the less in how things are rated.

All this to a how old post!?!?!?!?

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