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Old 01-11-2014, 02:42 AM   #6
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City: Adelaide
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kokanee
Vessel Model: Cuddles 30 Pilot House Motor Sailer
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Yes - I like it too. You can look at the video on You tube without signing up.


Like many motorsailers, it wouldn't point into the wind very well with its limited sail area. It appears to have a fairly short boom. A proper motorsailer should at least be able to claw its way off a lee shore if needed.

Like with mine, the advantage of the sails is mainly as stabilization in a beam sea, and backup propulsion, or just a leisurely downwind cruise without listening to the engines. With a round soft chined hull, some sort of stabilizer system is nice to have.
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