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Re: Pulling down head sail in strong winds?

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Originally Posted by smitrock63 View Post
All good points. Ummm, my Oday 30 sails very well with the full main with very strong winds. At 25 mph winds, with just the main, it sails great. Regarding the 150... that particular day I intended to use that sail under strong winds, mostly to see what the boat would do. I found out that it sails like a racing boat with those conditions (as you could imagine). I didn't lower the sail because I was worried - only because my helper didn't have enough wraps on the sheet and was getting tired of holding them since I wouldn't let him cleat them.

What I usually do, is put the boat as close to the wind as I can, and then, when it crosses over parallel drop the sail as quick as I can while it's over the boat. But on very strong winds, that fine line of exactly parallel (or, in Irons) is a very close point, so close in fact that it doesn't exist long enough to barely get the sail down. End result is getting beat to death by the sail while fighting it down.

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