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Old 04-10-2017, 12:34 PM   #21
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I had a few friends who had the Aires units but none carried spinnakers. They were robust enough but I'm not sure they wouldn't collapse a chute or worse surfing the waves.
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Old 04-10-2017, 12:47 PM   #22
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No doubt it would be a high energy operation at first...not sure if experience and tweaking would make it viable long term versus just a sailboat or motors aileron.

Someone will keep trying till it becomes popular or a dead issue.
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Many thanks for all your comments and ideas.
It is good to feel a hearty debate w.r.t this theme.
Carrying more fuel is an option but cruising SE trades to remote archipeligos without fuel makes planning for fuel much more critical for months at a time.
A little "miffed" that with all the experience on this forum that there is not more first hand experience to speak of (not just opinions) with respect to cruising a motorcruiser downwind.
For me it is not all about saving fuel, yes conserving fuel and having more options without visiting "civilised" ports where fuel is readily available.
In Australia, cruising in remote SE Asian waters, still offer a "non commercial" experience.
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adftas, I don't see it being practical for saving fuel but for emergency backup propulsion that would be great. Better than sitting in the middle of the ocean waiting for BoatUS to show up in Palau New Guinea
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Many thanks for all your comments and ideas.
It is good to feel a hearty debate w.r.t this theme.
Carrying more fuel is an option but cruising SE trades to remote archipeligos without fuel makes planning for fuel much more critical for months at a time.
A little "miffed" that with all the experience on this forum that there is not more first hand experience to speak of (not just opinions) with respect to cruising a motorcruiser downwind.
For me it is not all about saving fuel, yes conserving fuel and having more options without visiting "civilised" ports where fuel is readily available.
In Australia, cruising in remote SE Asian waters, still offer a "non commercial" experience.


Very interested in your plans to cruise in remote SE Asian waters .
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For grins I googled honeymoon 26 to see what you are contemplating. I think you should talk to some of our down under members with motorsailors and perhaps take them to lunch and pick their brains.
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