Join Date: Nov 2009
Thanked 120 Times in 110 Posts
Rep Power: 8
There is not a linear correlation between heel and speed. Eventually, you are heeled over so far, that the keel is not doing it's job, and all you're doing is sliding sideways and going slow. It looks exciting, but that's about it.
Keep it between 10-25 degrees. You can buy an inclinometer at West Marine or Defender.com.
Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168