John Kogel Posted August 17, 2014 Report Share Posted August 17, 2014 I watch sailboats and wonder why the 'captain' has sails up when there is no wind? They motor along with the mainsail up, or sometimes just a big jib. Answers are varied, too lazy to drop the heavy sail, maybe the wind will pick up, boat looks better that way, etc. Some of these fair-weather sailors actually claim this one -The motion of the air past the sail is pushing the boat. Is that hogwash, or what? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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