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Haven't started the windows yet -- waiting for the weather (and the boat) to dry up. looking on the Sikaflewx website, it loos like they recommend having something to protect the compond from UV exposure, usually a plastic strip or something. Not sure how I would implement this.

Thanks for the info. I find this very interesting -- I don't claim to know much about boat dynamics, but it seems to me that moving the center of pressure rearward by adding rake would increase the tendency to pivot about the keel (larger moment arm), increase weatherhelm, and cause the rudder to stall (and a roundup) earlier. Not disputing that it works, I'm just trying to understand what's going on...

I have Harken roller reefing, and a split backstay with tensioner. I'm not sure what length adjustments I have.
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