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post #7 of Old 04-12-2011
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Rather than wing sails, check out kites. A google search will bring lot's of info back. Kites have advantages in that the don't require a mast and a boat can easily carry many kites for different conditions. Also since the kites fly much higher than sails, they can reach cleaner and often stronger wind. The disadvantages are that there aren't many control mechanisms available and they don't typically point as high as traditional sails.
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