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Old 07-21-2011, 08:13 PM   #1
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Steady Sails...Do they work?

Greetings:

Per design, my boat is equipped with a 10.30 meters tall mast. The designer says that the boat will not sail with sails only and he put the mast*to*use steady sail. My question is, Does steady sails really reduce roll? How big of a sail do I need in a 25 ton boat?

I could use a mast to rig up antennas and have a boom as lifting equipment. At same time, a sail could be used as roll reducing equipment. Yet, do*I need such a tall mast for that?

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Fernando
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