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See that inner forestay? Once we switched from a hank-on inner forestay to a permanent mount with a roller-furler and staysail, we started using it ALL the time, not just in sporty weather. We sometimes deploy it even before raising the mainsail. We've found that using the inner forestay/staysail adds a minimum of a quarter-knot to our SOG, and while motor-sailing can better stabilize the boat in certain conditions than the mainsail alone. It's a great cruising combination.

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