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Re: my boat dances on a ball

I'm happy to report that through several tweaks, we got the evil pole dancer off our boat.

1. Kill the dodger, biggest single improvement.

2. Asymmetrically set a bridle

3. set the boom askew, which helped in two dimensions
a. reduced the rigging humm (mast furl)
b. reduced the outhaul slap

4. kick down the Bimini in the last 10%

Now the rowdy little ****** is well behaved in 20+ kts. I'm sure if I really want to kill the prancy dancer, a riding sail would put the issue in the nursing home.
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