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Old 05-23-2016, 06:46 PM   #19
Tad Roberts
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Originally Posted by cardude01 View Post

I'm wondering how well these steadying sails will steady this boat.

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Not particularly well most of the time. In 25 knots of wind directly on the beam they will sort of work. But a steady sail works better with boats that are initially less stable. The DD is a pretty stiff boat, they're heavy vee bottoms that like to follow the face of a wave. It takes lots of force to counter that tendency. With the sails up a lighter weight, round-bottomed hull with less initial stability will heel a bit and just stay there.
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