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post #9 of Old 09-01-2013
smurphny
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Re: Weather Helm

Hard to tell anything with the centerboard not fully extended. It's a main component of the boat's design and has the specific function of minimizing slippage. In that boat, it may change the pivot point. Centerboard boats generally need the board down when close hauled. Fifteen knots of wind is enough to have a reef in both main and any large genoa. My 160 genoa is problematic if the wind gets greater than ten knots and is really only useful in light winds.

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