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Old 20-02-2009, 03:27   #31
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[quote=Dave852;256839]I think that in strong trade winds it was better to sail dead downwind.





Yep Dave your dead right. The reality is that even if your wringing the boats neck, its pretty hard to get 24 hour averages over 8 knots. You might as well go square and reap your 200 mile day.

Dave do you have polar diagrams for your St. Francis. Maybe publish them here.
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two head sails

I haven't had the chance to sail the tradewinds but I have read that a good setup is to rig two headsails and not use the main. Has anyone tried this on a catamaran?
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I haven't had the chance to sail the tradewinds but I have read that a good setup is to rig two headsails and not use the main. Has anyone tried this on a catamaran?
MaxingOut uses this setup on Exit Only...
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