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Old 09-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Wayfarer View Post
I've never run the ICW, so please forgive my ignorance, but is there really that much need for stabilization when running the ditch? You're pretty well protected the majority of the time, right? Seems like if you had vanes, you'd just stow them for the ICW.

Oh, yeah, I wouldn't use them in the ICW. Just out in open water.

We did a Gulf of Mexico crossing from Clearwater to Panama City this summer, about 30 hours, and after that I realized for longer passages I needed some stabilization to make it comfortable. I really liked being out in open water and making the overnight passage and want to do more, but not with 20 degree rolls.
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