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Old 06-20-2017, 03:03 PM   #78
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Originally Posted by FF View Post
"Plus, the ones sailing/motorsailing usually catch up or pass me."

To motor sail easily inshore with winding rivers , if the mainsail is fully battened , its a snap.

Conventional sails are a PIA with a constantly varying course.
Motorsailing winding rivers can be done a few ways. My gaff rigged main (no battens) and club footed jib (self tacking) are about as easy to operate as anything.
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