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Old 21-12-2018, 14:24   #1
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Parasailor on FP Orana 44

Does anyone use a parasailor on an Orana 44? Does you use the 140m2 or a 156m2 version? Any pointers on how you rig it?
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Old 24-12-2018, 22:54   #2
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Re: Parasailor on FP Orana 44

We sold our Leopard 44 last year which was equipped with 156 m≤ Parasailor . That size work perfectly for the leopard 44 and Iím sure that will be more than enough for the Orana 44 . Rigging will depend on the boat but it is relatively straight forward. They say deploying it is a one-man job but we found that it took two of us to deploy successfully and easily, but youíre probably more skilled than I am. If you buy a new one they will show you how to rig it for your particular boat. Basically itís just leading two guys and two sheets to your cockpit and working out the blocks and winches for your particular boat. We loved our Parasailor. You can actually tack it through 180 degrees
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Re: Parasailor on FP Orana 44

I've heard that Helia 44's use the 156m2 version, but ISTEC pointed me at the 140m2.
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I think the Orana is lighter than the Helia 44. That may be the reason they were steering you to the smaller sail . However why not just go for the big one. The beauty of the Parasailor is that once you get it up you can basically forget about it. It will not hourglass and it will not foul unless you do something really, really and I mean really stupid. You can just set it and almost forget it. If the wind shifts it will just flutter a little bit and itís easy enough to reset it. As I said it will not foul like a traditional spinnaker.I would go for the bigger one if given The choice. Itís no harder or easier to deploy . Only difference is the cost Iím assuming.
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