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 Post subject: High Winds
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:56 pm 
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Location: Abaco, Bahamas
Had the Bravo out yesterday in 25-30 mph winds. A real blast, but a lot of work. Really had to stay alert and be quick to react. Knocked down once in an 1 1/2 hours. Max gps speed 12.1 mph. Reefed the sail in about 1/3 for a while but could not tack. Every time I tried, when I got pointed into the wind a swell would hit me and stop me dead in the water. Didn't have any problem tacking with full sail, but did have a problem keeping it right side up :D


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 Post subject: Re: High Winds
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:23 am 
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Location: Franklin Lakes, NJ
Good winds! The tacking with the reef is very difficult. I usually will unfurl the sail to tack then furl it back after or just jibe with the furl. Watch the aframe bases if you luff a lot. The screws do get losened a bit...

BTW: Flipped mine in NJ last week in 40 degree water... it was cold!!!!


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