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post #2 of Old 06-18-2009
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As a general rule, if you have boatspeed (forward) you're not hove to--you're forereaching. Your only motion should be sideways, and it could easily be a knot or two. A little work on trimming her to head up a bit more should pay off, perhaps by reducing the size of the jib, a little less backing of the jib, or sheeting the main in a bit more.

It sounds like you're real close.

Larry Shick
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