Originally Posted by Cadence
Do understand you correctly? It is stationary fore and aft. Not a sail but a fin in effect? I was going to suggest a well reefed main with tight sheets
. Leaving a board down sounds like a disaster even with a heavy anchor
You are right, not actually a sail. a triangular fin that is designed to point into the wind
. the 2 legs attached to the stern holds the boat
steady, the pressure pushes generally aft. On my boat
it stopped all fore-aft sailing, swinging around, and most of the rolling. we have never dragged yet, and before that it was a regular event for the boat to break out the anchor
due to sailing around and surging at the anchor or mooring
. noisy too.
on my boat it works great: Tartan 4100, fin keel
, fine entry, spade, the 13' beam carried all the way aft, with a big bimini
. Ask the manufacturer about your boat and this Riding Sail effectiveness, he seems like a very honest guy.