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Jay Bietz

I also have kept the luff wire in the sail.

Issues were:

We jibed as tacking just seemed impossible to control the sail. I also had to hand walk the sheet to the bow and around the outside of the sail and back to the stern to the turning block.

I'm looking at a Tacker on page 681 West Marine 2009 Catalog to make "tacking" easier and to change the load to the furler drum tack ring.

Dousing the sail was possible but it would seem that a spinnaker sock would have been much easier. There was a lot of sail to control and keep dry.

Over all I am very happy to have a sail for sailing in winds below 10 knots and have reasonable performance. We usually just motored until there as 10 knots of wind.



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