Problem pointing up
The Bristol 29.9 that I bought this July doesn't point up very well. I haven't measured the angle exactly, but it is certainly more than 45 degrees off the wind when close-hauled, which becomes evident when tacking -- I have to turn through 100 degrees or more.
What could cause this? I'm sure it's not an inherent design flaw, because other owners of 29.9 have assured me they don't have the same problem.
Could it be due to blownout sails? The set that came with the boat are 11 years old.