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  1. upwind characteristics

    Allmand
    Newbie here, considering an Allmand 31 for a long term cruiser, coastal mainly with some conservative passages. My home port is the San Francisco Bay. It's pretty heavy weather at times, considerable tides and currents. So comments I've seen that the upwind performance isn't so great "Won't...
  2. Sailing my cat, am I missing something?

    Learning to Sail
    1976, 31' Prout sailing catamaran. Have owned my boat for 4 months. Liveaboard. The times I have tried to sail my Prout (in poor summer wind), I have had problems tacking. I have a jib, a staysail (that goes up the forestay with hanks), and a mainsail. When I have tried to tack, the jib gets...
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