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post #13 of Old 09-02-2013
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Re: Weather Helm

I had a 30', fixed keel sloop with a long boom. weather helm was ugly.
raked the mast as far forward as my back stay would allow, added some weight in the bilge forward of the mast. Helped a bunch. Eazing the main also helped.
I sailed her from Walton Creek to Ocean City NJ and lashing the tiller made my solo sail tolerable. Felt like popeye with my oversized forearms
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