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post #11 of Old 07-02-2012
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Re: Centerboard position - keel/centerboard Tartan 37 upwind

I know this sounds counter intuitive, but I could have sworn that I read an article that stated you need less centerboard in high winds and more in low winds. The reason being that in high winds the boat's greater speed creates more lift. In low wind conditions, you need all the CB you can get because you have less boat speed therefore less lift.
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