Thread: steadying sail
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Old 03-28-2018, 07:09 PM   #1
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City: Norfolk, VA
Vessel Name: Slow Bells
Vessel Model: Marine Trader 38
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steadying sail

I hoisted the steadying sail of my Marine Trader 38 today for the first time. It strikes me as comically undersized. My boat rolls a LOT in choppy water, and I am skeptical that a sail this small is going to generate a roll dampening force of much magnitude. But, this is my first steadying sail on my first trawler, so I seek the wisdom of those who have flown steadying sails down through the ages. What say ye?

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