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Re: Sailboat without a mast

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Originally Posted by PorFin View Post

As counter intuitive as it sounds, having the weight aloft really helps dampen the roll.

Not really. The keel acts like a pendulum without the weight aloft since there's nothing to slow it down.

The builder of one of mine recommends pulling up the lead centerboard if the sails are not full to prevent the pendulum effect.

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