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Old 24th March 2009, 05:32 PM   #4
Roger
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Hi Rob,
If you were talking sail sizes a little closer together, there might be some point where a high end 100% mast could give you a bit of advantage, but the weight of the larger rig/heavier mast will always be something you must deal with and it really hurts the over all "feel" and responsiveness of the rig.
Also, if you were talking steady winds over 14 knots, then there may be some crossover points, but not at the min. planing threshold.
The larger sail size will probably always be the key to getting going early.
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