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Re: my boat dances on a ball

Originally Posted by mad_machine View Post
this makes me glad the cruiser I am looking at is a Yawl. She starts walking, I can always put up the mizzen
True, we've often seen ketches and yawls, esp, with mizzens up at anchor for that very reason.. however a flat riding sail will always be quieter, as it's not so prone to slatting as the wind flips from side to side compared with a 'shaped sail'.


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