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I could watch the motions of a sail forever, they are so rich and full of meaning. I watch the play of its pulse, as if it were my own blood beating there.

Henry David Thoreau

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Columbia 24 Sail Plan.

All of the new sails are in from Ullman Sails San Diego and I am starting to get them dialed in!

After installing the four battens (top one being full length, then three standard) I raised the sails to their various hoists one windless morning; to start setting up the slab reefing lines and to fine tune the Lazy Jacks.

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Mainsail at full hoist.

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Mainsail sail at reef No. 1.

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Mainsail sail at reef No. 2.

Mainsail without the battens; setting up the lazy jacks.

Here is the first of many shakedown sails out on San Diego Bay. According to Predict Wind’s Tracker App, I averaged almost 4.5 knots in soft, 8 to 12 knot winds.

First shakedown sail in light, Force 4 winds.

First shakedown sail in light, 8 to 12 knot winds.

 

 

 

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