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Old 03-29-2018, 09:51 AM   #14
freshalaska
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City: Skagway Alaska
Country: Skagway Alaska and Florida
Vessel Name: Nowitna and Serenade
Vessel Model: Schucker and 46 foot Ted Brewer custom sailboat
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Seattleboat guy your sail is not going to help much.
I have a motorsailer Schucker that rolls like a pig in the mud without any sail up. It has a very round bottom. Anyway I had a flat mainsail built to help stop some of that roll and it makes a big difference and probably is more than 4 times the size of yours and it helps even if there is no wind at all. Many of the old trollers used these type of sails in Alaska in the old days. You can have a sail that is too big and and a big gust will try and lay you over.
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