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Date Posted: - Monday - 04/12/10 - 4:13pm
Author: Doug Wilson
Subject: mizzen
In reply to: Paul M31 #106 's message, "No experience with sailing with a mizzen yet" on - Monday - 04/12/10 - 9:52am

I have sailed down wind "jigger and jib" quite a bit, and it seems to work well.
I have also used the mizzen on anchor in the brisk north winds here in Mexico. It does slow the swing, holds the boat more into the wind.

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[> [> [> Sail combos -- Craig M31 #25 Hibou, - Tuesday - 04/13/10 - 9:32pm

I generally sail with my mizzen on all points of sail (on my Force 50). Last weekend we set the yankee, reefed main, and mizzen and made 6 knots into an 18-20 kn breeze. Later we shook out the reef and set the staysail for the broad reach home averaging 8.7 kn, and we did go over 9 kn for a little while.
Jib and jigger worked well on Hibou; staysail and jigger on the Force 50 doesn't work.
The mizzen isn't so much a drive sail as it is a balancing sail, easing the pressure on the helm.

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