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Old 04-13-2016, 07:07 PM   #16
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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We have a steady sail. The main benefit of the sail us to reduce the swing at anchor. Under way there was no benefit. The sail size is the full height of the mast, 15 ft, and width of the boom, 12 ft. Sail are where an option for some tawlers and some trawler where added. The rw 58 did not and was added later. sails where add to a sister rw 58 and changed to a motor sailor, which significant increase the range.

True story.

When we, my wife, bought the eagle, we were newbies, and did not know under stand what she bought. Going thru all the stuff, we found canvas for the back deck, and SAIL Not knowing we figured we could sail the Eagle. So went out on a windy day in the middle or Lake Union. After several unsuccessful attempt.
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