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  1. Larry
    Apr 12, 2020 @ 20:21

    On the J105 in 14-20 kts TWS: I solo sail and at this wind speed I put 1 reef in the main before going out. I have a maybe a 105% with a very high clew and it’s really baggy. If I put the jib car back the leech is flopping all over the place. If I move the car up to tension the leech the sail fills and I get way overpowered. How do you handle this wind speed when alone, do you need to reef the main? Do you furl in the jib a bit? I assume I need a small blade and watch for used ones. Thanks so much!!


    • Peter Gustafsson
      Apr 13, 2020 @ 23:17

      Hi Larry,

      I haven’t done a lot of J/105 sailing in those conditions, but I’m pretty sure it would be fine with a flat jib and full main. Usually, we want to go to a smaller/flatter jib first before reefing the main, at least upwind.

      So, as you already suspect, a better jib is probably the solution here.

      Do you have photos, send to and I’ll put them up.


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