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    Posted: 19 March 2018 at 21:46
I have had my 445 for 12 months and am taking it from Sydney to cruise in Hobart late this year and need some advice on a couple of matters .
 
1.For running square with self tacking headsail is a pole necessary/ advisable and if so what length?
2.How does the boat perform in strong breeze on the wind with self tacker partially furled ? Is a storm jib necessary?  
3. If a storm jib recommended has anyone had a tack point installed on deck above the aft bulkhead of the foredeck locker?
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Hi FOS,
From our experience with a 430e, which is very close to the 445 in terms of size, sails.. I could say:
1 for running square we have been using our normal spinnaker pole. We are also using barber haulers when running.
2 our Hanse performed very well in any conditions we sailed during our circumnavigation around South America, New Zealand and South Africa. Strongest breeze we sailed was in South Atlantic in the 50S when we have had a steady 45/50knts downwind under 3 reefs. I am not sailing with the self tacker partially furled.
3We have a 6m2 storm jib and a 13m2 storm staysail we fitted on a dedicated tack point on the deck after the foredeck locker
The two of us sailed 45000 nm with Uhambo from France to France. It is a great boat!
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We have sailed from Sydney to NE Tasmania and back in our 385. We used blocks fixed to the rail and run the sheets through them to to control the jib, without that the jib either flaps uselessly or gybes across. Not as efficient as a pole but I personally dont want the complications of a pole. I have a Blue Water Runner for dead down wind. We sail in Bass strait from Late January to May, waiting for a window at either Bermagui or Eden.
I have never felt I had to partially furl the jib in heavy winds but a 3rd reef in the main is very handy and dropping the main altogether is my preferred option after  finding a safe anchorage out f the strong winds of course.
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We sail mostly in Aegean in Greece on our 445 and I regularly sail with partially furled jib to reduce heel and generally make the ride more comfortable. I often sail solo or shorthanded so prefer to reef conservatively. I'd say the boat behaves very well with partially furled jib, maybe just pointing 5-10 deg lower.
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Thanks so much for the tips and the photos
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