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Postby chaertl on Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:24 pm

Hi everyone,

I went out against my better judgement today and sailed fully reefed for only the second time. The Chucky B. actually handled slightly better then under the full main alone with just a hint of weather helm which I've always preferred. The first time was slightly less then successful with two kids rolling across the cabin while texting " oh my god we're going to die" to all their friends", but that's another story. This time was a pleasant surprise in comparison. It helps immensely when you know to reef before leaving the dock.

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