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March 26, 2012


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Wow, mast, boom and harness lines for each sail!

cha-ching! that's livin the dream.

And I thought my quiver was overkill! 7.5, 6.6, 6.0 (retired), 5.6, 4.7, 4.2, 3.7 (never used... yet!) and three could be rigged at once (hasn't happened).

BTW, blown off the water today on 4.7 in Stratford, CT. Is it possible to jibe when overpowered?

Will Seibert

Is there a sail house for this quiver?
Does he have different cars depending on the weather?
Give me a break!

A house, no (same for the cars). Dedicated room in the garage, yes.

Iggy, it's a beautiful thing.

probably not good for the gear, but I am sure many have thought about that I would not leave them tensioned.

it's my understanding that despite what seems to be common sense, leaving rigs tensioned is not harmful to sail or mast or
boom (it's probably beneficial to the sail, as long as it's kept out of the sun. Rigging and derigging is hard on a sail). A few years
ago I got to speak with some mast designers who said in effect "believe it or not, a mast that stays rigged all season, even one that
acquires a bend if you derig it, performs identically to a perfectly straight one." Intuitively it doesn't make sense, but I've kept sails rigged for a season many times. And those masts that had a bit of a curve in them when put away in the fall were perfectly straight again in the Spring.

Wow - that would be great - pretty big outlay on masts and booms though. But well worth it if you lived right on the spot.

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