Yes it’s not considered practical for something like a hurricane. But only a few quarts are needed if you want a slick for maneuvering. I have not used oil but have sailed with people who sailed on commercial sailing ships and they have used oil. Their description of its use and its influence on the waves was very interesting.
In the old days it was recommended to flow oil if you were lying a-hull but boats today are designed differently and forreach much faster so oil is of no practical use in that situation today.
I also think this is the type of subject that deteriorates into nonsense very quickly and should be dropped
All the best,
Last edited by Tartan34C; 01-21-2007 at 11:29 AM.