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nickgiles
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Hi,
Useful comments. I realized the other day when we were out in a force 2 gusting 5 that if the main is sheeted and the gust overpowering the boat tends to come up into the wind and so lose some of the force on the main.However if the genoa is sheeted the same gust tends to make the boat go off the wind and so there is no respite, it just heels more and more!
We have a reefing genoa and so can reduce the size when ever we want but it can still be tiring pulling the sheet in and holding it so I am hoping that ratchet blocks might ease the situation. We’ll see
Nick W9922