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Old 22-10-2012, 22:12   #31
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Re: Blade Jib?

Originally Posted by foolishsailor View Post
Blades are used by racers for multiple conditons, depending on the boats sailplan. On my race boat it is the default sail for anything over 8 knots,while on others it kicks in around 15-18. For a crushing boat with your sail plan It would work well for the conditions you are describing. However, how do you get the furled sail off safely in those conditions to get the blade on?
You don't - you need calm conditions and three burly blokes to strike and flake the Yankee so you can hoist something else. So you have to anticipate conditions. Not sure how practical that will be; we shall see. Bash changes his seasonally; see above.

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