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Old 07-22-2011, 05:19 AM   #8
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RE: Steady Sails...Do they work?

Marin wrote:
For reducing yaw on a mooring a steady sail can be quite effective if the sail is far enough aft of the boat's center of yaw. It's a bit like putting bigger feathers on the back of an arrow.* For this application the sail should be sheeted down tight*parallel to the*centerline of the boat. *I saw a number of lobsterboats in Maine the other year with rigs like the one in my photo. They keep the boats headed into the weather and waves but can be quickly taken down and stowed out of the way.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ^^^^What he said.^^^^
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