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Old 05-06-2011
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I just need a theory confirmed. I have a lot of weather-helm due to an old full sail and possible mis-tuned mast.

Am I correct by reducing my weather-helm if leaning my mast forward and tightening up my outhaul clew and my cunningham to flatten my sail a little.

The main question is should a lean my mast forward a little (shorten the fore-stay)
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