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Old 11-08-2018, 12:25 PM   #10
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Country: Australia
Vessel Name: Kokanee
Vessel Model: Cuddles 30 Pilot House Motor Sailer
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Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post

I consider motorsailers like flying cars. Sure it can do both (motor or sail; fly or drive), but neither does both very well.

I often read or hear this quote but I donít really agree. Most motorsailers donít sail as well as a true sail boat due to less sail area, but why shouldnít it motor well just because it has a mast and sails.

My boat is one of 3 motorsailers built by the manufacturer but they built over a hundred full displacement cruiser style power boats which were very successful. The only criticism of these cruiser models was their tendency to roll. This issue is solved with the addition of a sail and a bit of ballast. I donít see any negatives as I donít have limitations in height clearance. There is some additional maintenance but any stablizer system requires maintenance.

I see the addition of sails only as a plus.
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