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Old 05-06-2011, 05:10 PM   #7
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RE: Steadying Sail vs. Get Home Sail

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nomadwilly wrote:
Hey guys,

Right now there's a video on big ships using parasails at sea as a fuel saving device.

Mark,

I suspect you could sail very slowly a little to left or right but no other heading.



-- Edited by nomadwilly on Friday 6th of May 2011 01:48:32 PM
*Back in the '80's or '90's an offshore oil platform was moved down the BC coast and beyond while assisted by a sail rig. Apparently it gave them huge savings on fuel. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell no info or especially photos exist online.
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