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Old 07-25-2017, 07:31 AM   #201
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Convert trawler to motorsailer?

Here is a "before video" of the roll.
https://youtu.be/i0W8voGm9yQ


A video from the Abacos yesterday with the sails up. Not rough so not much roll stabilizing needed that day, but when it is rough the sails make a world of difference.
https://youtu.be/qx-nLrxBX9g

Plus it's kind of fun to sit at the stern and piddle with the sails. Don't laugh at my makeshift rail seat cushion.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:38 AM   #202
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Don't laugh at my makeshift rail seat cushion.
Patent that and trademark it as "Butt-EZY" boat railing!


And, that's no laughing matter!
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I think you will find that even without much wind, if you trim the main correctly the apparent wind from moving through the water will be enough to stabilize you a lot.

I love your project.
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I think you will find that even without much wind, if you trim the main correctly the apparent wind from moving through the water will be enough to stabilize you a lot.

I love your project.

I need some sailing lessons. Seriously. I don't know how to trim the sails at all.
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I need some sailing lessons. Seriously. I don't know how to trim the sails at all.
The basics are easy. Put the sail up. Let out the sheet until the forward end of the sail just begins to luff, and then bring in the sheet just enough so it quits. Anything beyond that are fine points.
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