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Old 07-08-2018, 10:49   #31
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Re: Delivery.. Hollywood, Florida to Figuiera da Foz, Portugal.

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Sounds like there was no major drama. Just some frustration. In general, what is your overall impression of the boat? Does it take a gale to get her up and going? Maybe a better question would be what wind speed does it take to get her up to 4 knots on any point of sail?

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Into the wind and beam reach she will do 50% of wind speed.. aft of the beam its starts falling off down to 2/3rds.. mind I cannot give a real opinion as I was double reefed for the trip and triple a couple of times when we had constant squalls for 3 days.. I tend to under sail on deliveries..
Mind with much of the trip 8kts of favourable winds and less methinks having full sail up would have made little difference..
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