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Old 05-07-2011, 12:06 AM   #8
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City: Mooloolaba
Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Tidahapah
Vessel Model: Bert Ellis Timber motor cruiser
Join Date: Oct 2007
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RE: Steadying Sail vs. Get Home Sail

Presently I am looking at a 28" parachute as an emergency propulsion unit for dire emergency if I am well off the coast and away from home with drastic engine failure.
It looks like you can sail with the breeze any where from the aft 30 to 40 deg either side.
In these situations one would not be too fussy which way one would go.
The parachute pulls the boat and does not push it.
These guys have been using it a while .
Once the new engine is in and I get a chance I will set it up and see if I can get any movement.
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