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Old 05-04-2007, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Curious Question About The Sherakhan

Could someone tell me why the charter Motor Yacht Sherakhan has a sail attached to the aft mast? What is the purpose? I've been wondering about this for a while. Just when i saw her in Barbadaos last week and i saw it, it made me wonder again.
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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prolly a sunshade?
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It keeps her from rolling and pointed into the wind when she is at anchor??
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i like that one. its certainly not for propulsion
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Sun Shade? lol, i highly doubt that. I think i will take Castle Rocks' suggestion for now untill i get definitive confirmation. Maybe it stops her from twisting badly while at anchor. I realised when she left that they did take it down when she was underway.
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The MY Serakhan

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Old thread to raise from the dead...with this. Video onboard "Sherakhan".

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It's called a steading sail and is for stability when at sea, can be used for other purposes such as at anchor as well.
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It's called a steading sail and is for stability when at sea, can be used for other purposes such as at anchor as well.
Thanks for your insight Capt J.
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Would a skeptic think that the sail may qualify it as a "sailing vessel" and maybe enjoy tax relief somewhere ??
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Would a skeptic think that the sail may qualify it as a "sailing vessel" and maybe enjoy tax relief somewhere ??
Absolutely not.

Is a Grand Banks considered a sail boat because it has a steadying sail? It is not for pushing or propelling the vessel and cannot due to it's size unless you count possibly getting 1/2 a knot out of it in 30 knot winds........
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we have a mind reader on the forum...
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What are the guidelines for being considered sailing for tax purposes.... Capt J says "unless you count possibly getting 1/2 a knot out of it in 30knt winds" - in essence stating that it may in fact get a portion of its propulsion from the sail (albeit at a very low efficiency)... how much speed at what windspeed does a sail need to give before you can qualify the boat somehwat as a sail vessel? I suppose it may be the "main" source of power? although that can be quite debatable? Its up to the flag state, correct?

does anyone have any official answers? i'm pretty curious... with stuff like the italian tax that is going to start this year (but with breaks of 50% for sailing yachts), some "workarounds" such as these can surely become attractive...? would they stand or not is another question...
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What are the guidelines for being considered sailing for tax purposes.... Capt J says "unless you count possibly getting 1/2 a knot out of it in 30knt winds" - in essence stating that it may in fact get a portion of its propulsion from the sail (albeit at a very low efficiency)... how much speed at what windspeed does a sail need to give before you can qualify the boat somehwat as a sail vessel? I suppose it may be the "main" source of power? although that can be quite debatable? Its up to the flag state, correct?

does anyone have any official answers? i'm pretty curious... with stuff like the italian tax that is going to start this year (but with breaks of 50% for sailing yachts), some "workarounds" such as these can surely become attractive...? would they stand or not is another question...
I would think in order for a boat to be a sailboat. It's main source of propulsion would have to be from the wind/sail and that it's fastest capable speed would be from under sail and not from it's auxilary motor. But of course, each country I'm sure defines sailboats differently for tax purposes as taxes differ from country to country. As we all know, there are always creative ways around rules.

I remember in High School, the largest outboard a friend could have on a lake was 10HP<, well he just so decided that he was going to mount 3 9.9HP outboards on his Jon boat and technically there was nothing they could do about it.
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