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Re: long distance cruising in a PS 34?
They accidentally gybed in strong wind. Here is the excerpt.
"We are slower than yesterday. Running fast with main up didn’t work so well. Lesson Learned…Don’t run down wind with too much main sail! Especially if there are big waves causing yawing. You might jibe on a yaw causing the boom to crash across….Dumb Dumb Dumb but sometimes you have to learn the hard way.
What happened? The boom broke in half just behind the main sheet pulleys!!!! On this boat the traveler is in front of the companionway hatch. So half the length of the boom is Aft of the pulleys. The clew of the main sail is pulled from the end of the boom even with one or two reefs. I had no idea that I could snap the boom in half. It was blowing 30 knots with 2 reefs when it happened. Anyway that’s why we have no main sail up and are going a little slower."
Last edited by DaveMancini; 12-15-2018 at 12:35 PM.