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Construction/stability wings

This is nothing I''m currently building, just a thought I''ve been mulling over.

Out-rigger canoes have the long side poles attached to either one or two "floats" to add stability.

Could one build a sailboat using similar design features? (though, really I''m thinking of shorter, more rubust "wings")

I would think this would add alot to the stability, and other than being a little unwieldy, I don''t see too many downsides unless it''d be a structural stress issue.
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