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Old 04-09-2013, 15:11   #61
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Re: Sail management under 'high' wind

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Originally Posted by lancelot9898 View Post
Bearing off and sheeting in seems like a prudent thing to do allowing the main to blanket the head sail. Someone mentioned diving overboard to free up lines wraped around the prop. Never ever do that in the conditions described even if you're a navy seal.

That was me and I thought I was making it clear what a bad idea it was.

Grateful to the Cates for pointing out the dangers of a dragging line even if the engine isn't running.
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