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wing sail on a Morrelli & Melvin #168327
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Is this the Perfect Catamaran?

"Winged technology has as many advantages for the 40-50 foot boat owner and
operator as it does for the superyacht operator. It's hands free, it's
safe, it's green and it has lower maintenance costs. It takes virtually no
manpower to keep a wing upright and to monitor the controls, yet traditional
soft sails require knowledgeable bodies to make sail changes and to trim
them. Thin-filmed solar sheets reduce fuel costs, because you're not running
engines all of the time to recharge batteries. It's a lot less expensive to
replace individual panels on wing elements than it is to replace old sails,"
said an enthusiastic Pete Melvin who is looking forward to seeing winged
multihull fleets of all sizes circling the globe.

see demo sailing at;

http://www.harborwingtech.com/products_demo.htm

Computer controled WingSailTM and sail-by-wire capability what are your thoughts?


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Re: wing sail on a Morrelli & Melvin [Re: Wing sail] #168369
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That is indeed very interesting, one question, how do you "park" it at a Marina? I mean, say you don't live aboard, and you are going to leave the boat at the marina for a month, what do you do with the wing? And what if a storm comes along and it's blowing 50kts? Is there any way to lower the wing?


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Re: wing sail on a Morrelli & Melvin [Re: Timbo] #168376
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Originally Posted by Timbo
That is indeed very interesting, one question, how do you "park" it at a Marina? I mean, say you don't live aboard, and you are going to leave the boat at the marina for a month, what do you do with the wing? And what if a storm comes along and it's blowing 50kts? Is there any way to lower the wing?


Blade
Here is the 1988 Stars and Stripes sitting at anchor in Mexico....... the never take the wing down.it is on a mooring

I know the Harbor Wing does not go past the beam of the boatand rotates 360 degrees

here is a few more site to look at

http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/wingboats/

http://www.sportsnetamerica.tv//view_video...bf7865f0bd5a2fa

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/amn.minifoiler/id75.htm

http://www.tspeer.com/landyachts/Lydia/LydiaPhoto.pdf

http://www.tspeer.com/landyachts/Lydia/LydiaWT.pdf

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Re: wing sail on a Morrelli & Melvin [Re: Wing sail] #176646
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Take a look at Harbor Wings website they have added a sections on Frequently Asked QUESTIONS

this should answer most of the questions we all have had on Wing Sails

http://www.harborwingtech.com/faq.htm

Here are there Questions

What is new here? Hasnít this been done before?
What happens when the boat is docked or moored in heavy wind?
How do you reef the WingSail?
What makes the WingSail turn?
What controls the WingSail angle of attack?
How do you trim the WingSail for varying top to bottom wind conditions?
There are no stays. How does the WingSail keep from breaking off in rough seas?
How well does the WingSail perform up and down wind?
How would you pilot a recreational catamaran with the WingSail system?
What happens if power or a computer fails?
Can WingSails be applied to Monohulls?
What other applications are there for the Harbor Wing system?

Re: wing sail on a Morrelli & Melvin [Re: Wing sail] #181046
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Hey Wing can you briefly tell me some thing about different types of Sails in use now a days? And which is best and why?

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Superbly written article and replies, if only all website owners offered the same quality information as you, the internet would be a much better place

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