37201Re: How much sail lead in a micro?
- Jul 2, 2004
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Todd" <ktsrfer@m...> wrote:
I also mean winds above 15knots not
> below 15mph. With the mizzen sheeted tight still lots of weather
> and when main sail is reefed with mizzen still flying eases the
> weather helm sure butt we have wicked short steep chop and it
> the hull could handle more sail area but I would like it with out
> weather helm.
Another thought; do you have two reef points or just the one shown
on the original Micro sail plan? I had a second one put in about
half way between the foot of the sail and the first(only) reef
points shown on the original plans.
I did this since I found that the original reefed main was only
slightly larger then the mizzen in area and just about left the boat
dead in the water in winds between 15 and about 25 knots.Putting in
that second set of reef points allowed me to have better control
over the amount of de-powering of the rig without going straight
into full gale mode :-)
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