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That helped A lot Gui. Thank you!
the way I set it up is as follows.
Cap shrouds 12%
forward lowers 12%
Aft lowers 10%
Runnig backs 10%
back stays 15%
I set these with a loos guage they are equal side to side.
Ive been thinking and maybe the increas in backstay tension is where the over all reduction in helm came from I pulled alot of the forstay sag out so I
moved the genoa forward a bit. I may need to let off on that a little. I like to feel the rudder and Im not getting that on the starboard tack. I point better though.
So if the mast head is to far to port I would reduce helm on the starboard tack. I think its pretty close. how far off would it have to be to loose five degrees of helm?
While sailing I was carefull to sheet in the main and genoa and keep the same apperent wind angle (also thought maybe my windex is off).
every thing was the same boat speeds and angles. or as near as I could make them.
what Im really looking for is just a good all round setting that will give the best performance but not overstress the rig I would prefer reduced performance to be in the light air side than in the heavy air side.

This is a photo looking up the head stay in about 15 knts app.

I cut this amount of sag in half. ( and the boat she took off )

s\v Soul Searcher
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Last edited by soul searcher; 03-29-2007 at 11:16 PM.
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