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Old 11-29-2015, 10:19 PM   #2
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City: Victoria TX
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Bijou
Vessel Model: 2008 Island Packet steadysailer
Join Date: Nov 2012
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Holy crap! That sounded pretty gnarly. I've always thought it would be great to be able to motorsail, but I'm not really a sailor so this story was pretty sobering. Sounds like you handled it well.

So what's the lesson? Don't tighten the sail up so much?

Are sudden gusts like that normal in your area? It wasn't a thunderstorm?
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