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Old 01-11-2022, 04:14 PM   #21
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I'm a bit late to this thread but my question anyway: most of the responses about whether the riding/ steading sails are effective are from owners of boats larger than mine. Has anyone had any experience with sails on a 32 footer?
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:38 PM   #22
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How do you think the sail rigged to the boom and mast of a trawler with and acre of bimini and isinglass enclosure in front of it will work at anchor as a riding sail? In my experience in a GB42 it has absolutely no impact.
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Old 01-11-2022, 04:48 PM   #23
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How do you think the sail rigged to the boom and mast of a trawler with and acre of bimini and isinglass enclosure in front of it will work at anchor as a riding sail? In my experience in a GB42 it has absolutely no impact.
Same here. Very little effect with a Willard 30 which had a much more modest profile.

They are cute. But not that useful in my opinion.

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Old 01-11-2022, 05:52 PM   #24
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My sails are pretty effective at slowing the roll of the boat when offshore if the wind is on the beam and blowing at least 10 knots. However, my sail plan is much bigger than most sails Iíve seen on trawlers at about 400 sq feet. Also, the hull on my boat is pretty round like a sailboat so that makes it easier to slow the roll I think.

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The At34 I own have a modified hard chine. I suspect a steady or standing sail would not benefit my boat. Plus the mast would need support. The mast would be aft of the stack.... That would mean the mast would pass through the center of the saloon and down into the bilge unless it was deck stepped then, I wonder if the upper deck is strong enough for a deck step. Because the boat was not designed for the strain of a mast.... I just dont think it would work.
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