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Old 10-01-2010, 03:55   #1
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Has Anyone Used a Gale Sail?

I've seen a few discussed from time to time. Anyone ever used one in a blow?
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:13   #2
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What is a Gail Sail ? Do you mean Storm trisail ? Or a sail designed for a GALE ??
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Old 10-01-2010, 06:18   #3
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A GaleSail is a storm jib made by ATN designed to be deployed over a roller up furling jib.
I bought one about three years ago and set it one time just to know how to do it.
Have not yet used it in a blow. I have luckily managed to stay out of sustained winds greater than 35kts.
Like my liferaft and EPIRB, I hope I never really need to use it!
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Old 11-01-2010, 04:21   #4
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Have a look at this thread:

Gale Sail
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:51   #5
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thanks, serrano...

just went back to a practical sailor copy june 2009, and there was an article comparing the atn gale sail to the storm bag sail. the mag liked the gale sail better, but prefered both a solent stay, and best, an inner forestay, to the gale sail. got to think about all this...
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