Originally Posted by toosail
Ok. Here's the deal, I'm getting ready to shove off on a trip from tx to fl in a cape dory 30 foot plan b, its a cutter rig and I'm not all familiar with the boat nor a cutter rig, what if any advice do you have with a cutter rig or the cape dory. Thanks ahead for any info.
New boat to you, or friend's boat? CD's are tough, well-built vessels, but are not immune to the effects of time, salt water
, abuse, and neglect. Should be similar to your Pearson's. How many total crew? If two foresails is intimidating, fly one at a time. If two sails
is one too many, drop the main if moving downwind, the jib
if sailing across or upwind. Reef early and often, maybe always.
Be sure to go sailing on her a few times before you leave on a 700 mile trip.