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Post: "Who Here Actually Sails Their Boat As A Cutter?"

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Dave Kall
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When I had our 32 (now refurbishing a 42) I had exp a bit w/ cutter vs sloop. Adding the staysail put an additional increase in speed on the boat. The slot is so large on the WS's that the staysl' controls the flow thru there and over the main better. I would expect on a boat w/ a smaller slot that it might not make any difference. Dave King probably has some more input on the effect of the staysl. Hopefully hel'll respond too.

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