Midwest Puddle Pirate
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Gardner, KS
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Re: Keel shape and pointing
One thought - when you installed the keel, did you change the centre of lateral resistance?
Installed the keel? The keel remained attached to the boat when fairing. The draft of the keel remained approximately the same at 30% of chord. I don't think there's anything I could have done to change the center of lateral resistance.
Schock - I'm betting on the problem being crew related, and more likely me than him. We have new foredeck crew in training, but for now I trim both sails, set the pole, hoist the spin, fly the spin, douse the spin, call tactics etc. Basically everything but a little bit of traveler trimming and steering. The end result is that I do nothing very well.
Night Sailor - Good thought on the mast rake. I'll take a look at that.
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