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post #2 of Old 04-20-2010
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If it's that windy at 45 deg you should be able to sail it and shut the engine off, and pretty much do the same speed or better.. IMO the ride will improve too...but you'll be heeling more which may not be great for the engine if you're still motorsailing - I know I avoid running at any significant heel if the motor's on.


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