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Old 03-18-2013
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Re: Why does Tanzer 22 turn faster than Morgan 22?

Well thanks for the input so far. Most interesting. I should have clarified that our friends Tanzer actually is the centreboard version and they have been sailing it without the board down, so they have a "stubby" keel, which is a little more than we have without our board down.

Having put new sails and rigging on our Morgan, we won't be parting with her any time soon to buy a Tanzer, though I can see the attraction of that boat. With bad knees it is easier to walk around the side of our boat than step up onto the cabin roof of the Tanzer.

SchocktT- could you explain the "turning faster is not necessarily the fastest way to turn"

I am looking at making the rudder more of a foil shape to improve handling. If anyone has any favorite web information links for a project like this, please share.

Thanks
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