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 Post subject: sailing a pro angler
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:14 pm 
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Thinking of getting a sail kit for my pro angler to use when at the gulf. Would like to know if anyone has put one on the pro angler and how it did.


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 Post subject: Re: sailing a pro angler
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:49 am 
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Dig around on these forums - I am sure someone has posted on this subject. I imagine it can be done and would work in a gentlemanly, even majestic fashion :D ...downwind (I wouldn't expect too much from it going upwind).


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 Post subject: Re: sailing a pro angler
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:25 am 
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Downwind it's a dog - there is no boom so you can only catch so much wind in the bagged up sail. Just pedal downwind - it'll be faster.

Upwind or on a reach it's actually pretty good considering the size of the sail and the size of the boat.


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 Post subject: Re: sailing a pro angler
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:25 am 
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Well that's me told :oops:

...actually my Adventure is a bit of a pain dead downwind too because the sail tends to go through a roll-inducing fill-collapse-fill-collapse cycle. The solution on the Adventure is not to travel dead downwind but to gybe from one tack to the other in a downwind zig-zag (thus keeping the sail filled and avoiding the roll) or to use a boom batten to hold the sail open.


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 Post subject: Re: sailing a pro angler
PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:29 am 
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I'm learning to sail my pa14 and there are those issues you guys mentioned with sailing.
I just had the Hobie furling kit installed and it works great! If the wind gets too strong I can furl the sail and peddle until the winds calm down. They say you're not supposed to sail in winds above 10 mph, but I've sailed in 12-15. It's a handful but I don't think there's much chance of flipping it. It's pretty darn stable. 8)


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