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We had the genoa (a 160) sheeted in so as to touch the forward shroud, then we'd ease a tad. The boat was aimed so that the telltales on both sides of the jib were streaming nicely, the uppers as well as the lowers. The telltales on the leech of the main were also streaming straight back, so I think she was trimmed properly. But we still need maybe 110 degrees to tack, and can only think about sailing less than 45 degrees off the wind. And maybe this is all she can do, as designed.
Two questions on things you dont mention...is your main fully trimmed in (boom in the middle of the boat as a general guide...)
Do you have as narrow a sheeting angle as possible, usually provided by inside tracks ( a track located along the cabin sides...)
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