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Old 09-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #15
Phil Fill
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City: Everett Wa
Country: US
Vessel Name: Eagle
Vessel Model: Roughwater 58 pilot house
Join Date: Oct 2007
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A steadying sail does not have the area to move the boat. Usually the are at the back of the boat to be sort of a weather vane when at anchor and to dampen the roll when under way. Some leave the sail up all most of the time and tied down straight in line with the boat. So once its up there is no messing changing it. The Eagle has one mainly for at anchor too reduce the swing.

True story.

When we bought the Eagle we where green wantabe newbies. We found the sail so we decided to go sailing. We tried for several frustrating hours. Finely a Seattle police boat came out to inquire what the heck we where trying to do. We told them, trying to learn how to sail. Anyway with grins they explain to us what the small area sail was for.
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