Re: Sail Trim: Minimizing rolling in sloppy seas
There is not much that you can do in these conditions to minimize roll and slating since this is a product of the wave shape, frequency, and your boats. Heavier round bottom boats tend to roll worse than more moderate designs. Full keels generally are not as effective at dampening roll as a deeper fin. Heavier cruising rigs promote larger roll angles but slower rolling rates which can take a boat out of phase with the wave train making matters worse. About all you can do is rig a preventer to keep your boom from slatting and you can head up a little changing the wave angle, apparent frequency, and dampening from wind in your sails.
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Last edited by Jeff_H; 06-29-2013 at 11:14 AM.