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Old 11-06-2018, 09:52 AM   #8
IronZebra
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City: Albuquerque, New Mexico and Counce, Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post
Wind is pretty unreliable in rivers and smaller lakes. Land and trees break up the wind, makes for erratic sailing. No problem in big lakes and wide rivers.
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Thanks, Think you misunderstand my intentions. Not really wanting the sail for main propulsion on the rivers. I realize that is erratic and way more tacking that I am willing to do. My thoughts were to have the larger motor in a motorsailer for the river.

When I retire, I will be at the mouth of the Tenn-Tom as my home port. I am thinking I will use the sail assistance mainly after heading down the Tenn-Tom and get on the Gulf, motor mainly on the river, and maybe fair weather sail on larger inland lakes (Pickwick, Kentucky, Nickajack, etc).
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