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post #2 of Old 04-19-2011
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By weather helm; you mean the equivolent of pulling your tiller to windward in order to keep your boat from rounding up into the wind.
you can reverse the order of raising your sails.
Under main alone you may want a reef or two taken in. With a cutter you may want your stay sail hoisted, then the main and finally the yankee. Play around with the hoisting sequence to see how your boat responds.
Check the rake of your mast. If it raked to far aft you can straighten it up some what.
And I'm sure that others here will have their worthy advise given also.

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