Not sure why your so overpowered in 7 mph. was it a beam reach?
I had my 6.0 out the past few weekends. I can handle it (solo) without problem (sans harness) under 15 knots
Sat it was gusting 20 - 25 and i was very overpowered and without the jib out was getting my ass kicked with tacking. i went back to the beach.
Reefed the main, and sailed without the jib. sailed like a dream. but no one else was sailing anymore so i went in.
I agree, I ended up pulling the DS post off centre when the line slipped to the bottom of the post. It looks like the mast step now needs replacing. I still tie it onto the DS post for storage but loop it around the mast before I take it over the hull so the stress on the DS post is reduced. Waiting to see what breaks as a result.
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