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post #17 of Old 08-11-2011
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I have a heavy displacement modified full keel boat(Tayanna 37) and have difficulity getting it to point more into the wind when hove to. In fact most of the time I'm almost 90 degrees to the wind which is not much better than lying ahull. The Tayanna is cutter rigged and dousing the self tacking staysail has little effect on the position relative to the wind. The yankee has a high cut clew and while it's not a large sail it's probably over powering the effect of the main and rudder which are both trying to turn the boat into the wind. I'm going to try and see how well the boat heaves to under main along and wonder if anyone else out there has had good results under main alone with rudder locked hard turning the boat to windward?
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