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Old 09-30-2010, 09:25 AM   #21
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City: Everett Wa
Country: US
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Model: Roughwater 58 pilot house
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RE: Stabilizing sails

We have a steady sail that we tried to sail with.* Needless to say that did not work very well and we have not dragged it out since.* (0;

I agree that most trawler mast/boom/stays are not strong enough for a steady sail in strong winds.* We are planning on adding fish stabilizers so we had a new aluminum thick wall mast, boom and thick larger backing plates made.** Our mast is forward, that is way I am interest in the placement, shape and size of the sail.* It seems a sail from the boom to the deck would be better so the sail is further back.*I don't speak sail boat, so I did not understand a thing you guys are saying?**I due speak some trawler, but some of you might disagree with that also?* )-:*

Our pilot house is about mid ship and protect by the high bow and the Portuguese bridge it does not catch to much winds, but I would like to keep the bow into the wind if we EVER ANCHOR.* (-; ***We also have a stern anchor, but have not figure out what that is for?**

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