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Re: Weather Helm

Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
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.
So at what wind would it be expected to reef the main in this boat if all was setup right? There were just starting some scattered white caps.
Also where would one find the correct rake number?
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Last edited by davidpm; 09-01-2013 at 05:34 AM.
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