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Old 07-25-2017, 07:31 AM   #201
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Convert trawler to motorsailer?

Here is a "before video" of the roll.
https://youtu.be/i0W8voGm9yQ


A video from the Abacos yesterday with the sails up. Not rough so not much roll stabilizing needed that day, but when it is rough the sails make a world of difference.
https://youtu.be/qx-nLrxBX9g

Plus it's kind of fun to sit at the stern and piddle with the sails. Don't laugh at my makeshift rail seat cushion.
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Old 07-25-2017, 09:38 AM   #202
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Don't laugh at my makeshift rail seat cushion.
Patent that and trademark it as "Butt-EZY" boat railing!


And, that's no laughing matter!
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I think you will find that even without much wind, if you trim the main correctly the apparent wind from moving through the water will be enough to stabilize you a lot.

I love your project.
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I think you will find that even without much wind, if you trim the main correctly the apparent wind from moving through the water will be enough to stabilize you a lot.

I love your project.

I need some sailing lessons. Seriously. I don't know how to trim the sails at all.
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Patent that and trademark it as "Butt-EZY" boat railing!


And, that's no laughing matter!
Yes!
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I need some sailing lessons. Seriously. I don't know how to trim the sails at all.
The basics are easy. Put the sail up. Let out the sheet until the forward end of the sail just begins to luff, and then bring in the sheet just enough so it quits. Anything beyond that are fine points.
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Cardude, I've been a long time trawler owner and just today made an offer to purchase a 2007 SP here in the PNW. Do you still own the Island Packet and did you convert the PY to sail? Have you gone offshore and if so, how does she perform? I'm anxious to incorporate a little downwind sailing into our long trips up the inside passage and SE Alaska.
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Cardude, I've been a long time trawler owner and just today made an offer to purchase a 2007 SP here in the PNW. Do you still own the Island Packet and did you convert the PY to sail? Have you gone offshore and if so, how does she perform? I'm anxious to incorporate a little downwind sailing into our long trips up the inside passage and SE Alaska.

Yes still own mine. It’s a converted PY with a shorter 40’ mast and about 1/2 the sail area. We have been to the Bahamas a few times. It does well, but with the smaller sail plan mine is only Motorsailer only.

You will love the SP! Can stay nice and cozy in the pilothouse while you sail along.

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Wm Crealock did it in '74. Fales Navigator 32 was laid up in a stretched out Willard 30 mold. Crealock made enough changes to the hull that he and Fales decided they owed Willard no royalties on them. They disagreed until they all died!

I own one and love her!
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Cool boat!
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