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Old 06-11-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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Yeah, the Defever's do have a low COG, and a long foredeck. This may give you enough room for a steadying sail. It would certainly be worth speaking to a good designer about it.

From a novice like myself's point of view, I would be a bit concerned about the overall balance with sail area only on the foredeck. Would it force the bow down? Does it need to be balanced with a mizzen? I dunno. It's worth investigating though.

It's tough to find good information on motor sailers, but one worthwhile website is:
What's a Motorsailer?

Have a look there, it might give you some ideas.
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