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Old 02-02-2012
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
I think your poll is missing a response, along the lines of "normal 5 degrees or so, easily held" which would be, I believe, a common response.

On our boat (frac, big main small jib) the amount of weather helm varies greatly with point of sail. Close to beam reaching in a breeze can load up pretty good whereas on the wind it's just about right.

I do think it's preferable to lee helm...
yup, ditto to what 'speedy' says

Not fractional though, but works effectively the same

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