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 Post subject: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:14 pm 
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Anyone tried the sail, on the PA12 /


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 Post subject: Re: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:28 am 
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I tried two days ago, it's difficult to control the boat. I think the rudder is too small for sailing. With a strong tailwind, the control is even more difficult, are needed constant course corrections.


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 Post subject: Re: PA12 sail
PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:25 am 
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It does pretty well under sail all things considered. Because the sail is boomless, it's not very fast straight downwind. Otherwise the sail is a nice option to have for it.

And like a "real" sailboat, yes it needs constant course corrections. Unlike a "real" sailboat, it doesn't have much weather helm (on a "real" sailboat if you let go of the tiller/rudder the boat will automatically turn up into the wind).


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