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Old 03-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #6
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RE: Steading Sails / Get home propulsion

Nomadwilly wrote:*Of course as the boat heels the sail spills air and in calm seas that would'nt be a problem but what if you were a-beam to a 15' breaking sea w steading sail/sails up?

*The only time I would ever think one would be a-beam to a 15' breaking sea would be running some nightmare of an inlet.

Probably power or sail I would have no sail up. Without a ballasted keel I think one would be asking for trouble a-beam to breaking seas.

Bow on or stern to you* might stand a chance.* JohnP

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