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Old 12-06-2013
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Sailboat performance change

Hi All - I drive a CAL 39 MkII that I've owned for 18 months. Just starting to fix 'er up for cruising. The dodger that came with the boat is fairly small. The boom just passes over the dodger and limits my visibility ahead unless I stand on some seat cushions to get my line of sight above the dodger.

I've figure I could have a lot more visibility if the windshield of the dodger was more vertical and the height of the dodger overhead was raised. One alternative I've thought of is to raise the boom 5-6in. and have the main sail shortened that much from the foot. Is there going to be a very dramatic shift if seaworthiness and/or handling?

Thanks in advance for the knowledge and experience you share with me.

Last edited by windketch48; 12-06-2013 at 06:11 PM. Reason: wanted to add a "thanks in advance
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