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colemj
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Re: Review Your Own Boat

Ok, saw the balanced spade rudder bit, but was confused why you discussed the rudder holding the skeg on. Maybe reading comprehension mixed with writing clarity?

Interesting on the dyneema stay. We have a screecher with an internal 5/8" torsion rope consisting of parallel vectran fibers. Even when this is brought as tight as can be with a winch, until the fixed headstay slacks a bit, it still has enough sag upwind to really prevent it from being effective on a beat. However, this is a huge 200% sail running to the masthead, and probably different with a small storm jib fractionally attached.

A storm jib setup like yours makes so much more sense than a fixed, or even removable, wire one.

Mark

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