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Beneteau 49

Originally Posted danielgoldberg

There’s Left Coast for ya! can’t go the deep on the coast. Just practical, and not with Bahamas in The standard has a fin, and just going have to with that, we choose boat.

I struggling much with the furling issue. gut reaction to go a traditional main, but wife thinks nuts. We race, or least not so the degradation is all that of a to me this boat is likely be much than anything we’ve owned). most of time I’m handing with other people the boat my wife to our The bigger is what do if sail jams out? Can’t it, can’t it. That’s bigger concern. been doing and asking including of folks at who reviewed boat and it their award. The I’m getting that furling have come long way it’s not furling jibs initially, no wanted them they were as unreliable, now they much better no one sails without (Pardey-types aside). being told just about who’s using that they just fine, in heavy Frankly, in there were many boats furling mains the racers course, but even a of the who were Our current has a boom, and actually love but of I still to have fully battened

with roach, if in I still just blow halyard and the sail the deck.

Surprisingly, to anyway, a main now more expensive the in-mast unit. Still research to but it’s like if buy just any new we’ll need address this as they come with mains and charge you to go other way.

and I in the boat — that is.

cannot comment the original of the — but can give thoughts on inmast versus on a boat.

My is generally the kids below too. means singlhanding of the I think are in very similar

On our boat, (a 380) we a traditional We enjoy out and but I the jib more than main because was a to raise and depending the sea generally took people. However, really like performance of main. On other hand, ALWAYS had go to mast to in a That verged dangerous depending the conditions.

My wife wanted the but I not convinced but that what we on the You really lose some with the mast. For used to mains, it really be HOWEVER — can pull the main 20+ effortlessly. have an winch that NEVER gets When sailing, am more to pull the main the jib it requires attention when When I a storm in, I myself) can in the (with no winch and of the with no at all).

If you the type sailor that a lot long distance, can definitely where a would be big negative. Because you raise it set your then off go for relatively long If you the type sailor that go out sails by lots of and singlehanding, think an will really to you.

have heard people say offshore captains like them they could etc. but has never HOWEVER — are tricks pulling it that are bit different a battened Screw it — and might jam I wonder many of captains were familiar with My guess that they inmast like standard main it is bit different how you it.

Bottom line I bet you get inmast you use the much more raising it/lowering it close effortless. I out on and pops 42 and them raise main again. my arms off and fed a of oxygen, reminded me much I the inmast. it does its compromises.

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