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Re: Weather Helm
I would make a bet that your main is old too. You can't do anything about helm when your main looks like a catcher's mitt.
The mast and main etc is all recent. He lost his mast about 3 days after buying the boat.
The main is very good actually.
But yes most of the boats I sail have a blown out main. I didn't know you knew me that well.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.