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Re: can only tack close reach, can't close-haul
Those angles are far too wide for any boat but a square rigger... It's got to have something to do with your ability to sheet the sails in sufficiently, or your perceptions are a bit off.
A windex will help, telltales on the jib will too. Pictures of what's going on under sail wouldn't hurt.. I must say you've got my curiosity piqued.. 80 degrees???
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