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Old 06-27-2001
Bob Ohler Bob Ohler is offline
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Mast Rake for Cape Dory 30

I am the proud new owner of a Cape Dory 30 Cutter. I believe that the main sail is blown out, but I also have a feeling that the mast is raked too far aft.
The present conditions are as follows:
1. The boom appears to be hanging too low... head high to the helmsman. The boom is so low in fact that the bimini cannot be up while the sail is up.
2. The main does not appear to be devloping enough drive and the boat has lee helm.
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