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Re: why so long?

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Originally Posted by christian.hess View Post
faster added the more technical points to my post but basically youde be surprised HOW MUCH your wieght influences your boat by changing positions

like I said before your cal 27 has a very active racing scene at clubs and stuff
that's interesting. are there any pics, from that scene? it's so hard to find pics or info about this specific cal27. lots of stuff about the 2-27. not much on these. is there a race association for these? that would be a wealth of info.


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and a long tiller is preffered for the reasons mentioned...on boats like the j24 I even like to sit on the coaming as helmsman on reaches and pointing as you want most of the weight to windward to keep the boat FLAT

flat is fast and using your weight to help the keel if you will does wonders

but like said before and by others since you have crew a smaller or shorter tiller will clear up your cockpit a bit and be more user and crew friendly

especially sinceyour controls are mostly AFT

cheers
yeah. that was my thought. since there are two of us, i would only be sitting so far forwards. but, one of the reasons i am not hot to swap to a wheel is weight placement.
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