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Old 04-10-2011, 09:53   #61
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Re: When Do You Reef ?

Originally Posted by Rakuflames View Post
I could be wrong (checking vocabulary here) but when I say "overpowered" i mean that sail trim and such won't fix it, that the boat is truly at its limit and you have no way to tweak things so the boat can handle the forces on it without reefing.
That is why I added the conditions. If you have tweaked and are still overpowered - reef.

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Old 04-10-2011, 12:59   #62
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Originally Posted by Rakuflames

I know someone who chose to reef in a bad storm rather than anchor or take the sails all the way down and turn on the motor.

He sailed with the storm for 4 1/2 hours and when it finally collapsed and died, he was 100 miles from his original position.
Wow, he was reefed and still doing over 20 knots?? I hope it was in the right direction....

Or was the "original position" not related to the start of the 4 1/2 hours?? Or was it 4 1/2 days?


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