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Aerorig problems

When we built our 54'' sloop over the past couple years, a key requirement was ease of sail handling while single-handed. At the recommendation of the boat''s designers, Sparkman and Stephens, we chose an Aerorig.

After a using the rig for almost a year, we''ve decided that this is not the right rig for us for offshore use. We are planning to replace the rig and I''m looking for suggestions on the best way to sell the Aerorig and sails at a greatly reduced price.

The principle problem for us has been that the weight of the rig and windage make our boat very tender. Also, the rig is fully hydraulic with in-boom furling and sail-handling. The furling has been very finnicky and we don''t feel there''s enough provision for manual backup. I suspect that the rig would work well for a 45 to 55'' catamaran. The rig is an Aerorig 300 model, 85'' high and with a sail area of 1280 sq ft. I''m looking to sell it for about half of its original cost.
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