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Date Posted: - Tuesday - 04/13/10 - 9:32pm
Author: Craig M31 #25 Hibou
Subject: Sail combos
In reply to: Doug Wilson 's message, "mizzen" on - Monday - 04/12/10 - 4:13pm

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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