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Old 21st February 2013, 08:42 PM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 799

No one likes pumping, except for the workout benefits. Many of us pump because we want to plane as early as possible. In light wind, gusty conditions (inland lake sailing), two guys on identical gear and the same weight in marginal conditions - Pumping can promote planing 80% of the time while no pumping may allow planing 30% of the time. If you want to plane more, you pump more.
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