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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mopoulter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2017 at 16:08
Furling mains are for light air regions INMHO. The cloth must be thin so furling is easy and reduces the chance of binding or jamming. If you go off shore in strong breeze the sail be ruined. If the sail jams and you can neither get out to drop or in you could be in a very situation.
So bad shape, light air sue only  and a potential safety issue  for the "convenience" of rolling up a main that can be dropped in to bag  I don't get it.  
Shoal draft means you can't point as well. Sounds to me that the 345 does not do what you want to do.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mikki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 June 2017 at 21:39
You are right. I viewed the 345 in Sweden and talked to the owner. Decided in favor of another 34' boat yr 2010. She has usual main sail 60 sq m + genoa 62 sq m. Draft 1.82 m.  Lively boat, so far quite happy Smile
 
PS: the shallow keel with furling main still unsold.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Henridg Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 July 2017 at 16:08
Hi everybody,
i'm just back from my first trip with my new H345 : more than 600 NM around Corsica.
I thougth that the boat would be slow, and i added a genoa to replace the self tacking (FCL sails)
I have been surprised by the speed even in low winds. I think that this boat is interesting (although evidently not a racer !) with standard main, self tacking and genaker. The genoa is a compromise because you may use it as self tacking when furling a few turns, but it does not add much speed.
I would not recommand the furling main, because you lose about 5 square meters, and above all the form of the sail is not good at all (i tried a H345 with furling main and decided noyt to buy one).
I have the shallow keel. The cape is 45 to 50 degrees from the Wind (with the genoa, probably better with the self tacking), but there is almost no drift, except when you have a crossing current.


Tinh Tam
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