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Search: Posts Made By: Merit25lovers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,535
Posted By SchockT
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Well Merit25lover,

I know exactly where you are coming from! I can safely say that I have never reefed my main, and I can think of very few instances where I have raced on a boat with a reefed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,535
Posted By Steve in Idaho
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

I am way too inexperienced to be giving advice here about sailing, but I did notice something of a general nature that bears pointing out....



At the risk of being obvious and even redundant,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,535
Posted By nolatom
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Usually I will ease the traveler out, and then out some more, before reefing. It allows you to pull the main down to flatten it for going upwind in the heavier air, without pulling it quite so far...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,535
Posted By Dave_E
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Yes, it is silly. You stated you don't feel like you have control with just 10-13k of wind. Your boat is capable of 20k winds easy. Should you need to reef with just 10-13k? I'd say no (looking at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,535
Posted By sailak
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

Personally I'd rather be thought of as the wimpy guy that knows his boat and handles it in an appropriate manner for the current conditions. (Plus you'll be pointing higher and going faster than the...
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