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    Best Landing Strategies

    Look up Shull island boat launch. Its not the main one its the one on the East side of the bridge. There has been some talk about this in the Laser department, and it may be useful in very strong wind when you need the full purchase again after you've gone through a narrow place with the sail...
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    Sadly it doesnt. There are some across the street but people there would have patience for setting up a sailboat
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    Best Landing Strategies

    Lali/Webfoot, I agree there are two separate issues. Depowering and keeping the boat off the rocks. Depowering - So I understand that the sail should be able to vane freely in the wind in front of the boat. The problem ive had thus far is that my rigging would not allow for the sail to get to...
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    Best Landing Strategies

    So the rigging I used has the halyard going through the fairlead and over the goose neck and down to the deck cleat. I was taught this keeps the mast from falling out if you capsize. The tension of this line keeps it from swinging out all the way. Im also not sure if the mainsheet is long...
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    But if you are pointed dead down wind wouldnt you need the sail pointed the same (directly over the bow "backwards" to not catch any wind? Even with the sheet out all the way my sail only slightly goes ahead of the mast. So a small anchor sounds like a good option then?
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    I guess that is another good question. Does anyone have experience with how much weight you need to keep a sunfish from deagging anchor in higher winds? I was thinking 30 lbs in case the sail caught wind
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    Best Landing Strategies

    I think temporary mooring may be the best solution.....maybe a dumbell with a buoy throw it out there before he It's a corkscrew...the one you can get at walmart I think.
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    I actually thought that was a great idea and bought one....until I realized the sand is too coarse and it won't take bite. It just falls over.
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    Oh yea, I also tried unclipping the mainsheet from the briddle at the last minute and letting the sail vane freely to loose power but because of the sail cant go all the way around it still caught some wind.
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    Best Landing Strategies

    Hello All, I'm not new to sailing but I am partially self taught and am trying to hone skills. Where I put in on Lake Murray in SC is a regular boat ramp with rocky beach on either side. Typically you are on a full fledged run coming back in. As far as I know you really can't depower on a run...
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