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Re: Automated Main Sail??
I think this will only appeal to potential boat buyers that don't feel they know how to trim a sail properly. Just like the docking system was thought to be desirable.
Racers, who actually need the last few tenths of boat speed, from efficient trim, won't be allowed to use it. Cruisers eventually figure out how to relax and just get as close as practical, for the amount of energy and time they want to expend.
I have a buddy who is wound way too tight, when it comes to sail trim. He's constantly, I mean constantly, tweaking. I'm honestly convinced that his second tweak is directly the result of the first one not working. If he left it alone, he'd go faster over the length of the leg.
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