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Re: Weather Helm
My experience with the Bristol 32, like many boats of that era, was that it did tend to develop a lot of weather helm. But I would also think that the stuck CB would not be helpful. It was not unusual to adjust a partially raised centerboard position as an aide in balancing the helm. But also these were tender boats and pretty much all boats develop more weather helm with heel angle.
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Curmudgeon at Large- and rhinestone in the rough, sailing my Farr 11.6 on the Chesapeake Bay