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post #13 of Old 07-02-2012
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Re: Centerboard position - keel/centerboard Tartan 37 upwind

Neither of those tactics work on my boat. from 0 to 10 knots or so, I can sail to windward nicely without any board down, above 10 knots, I'll begin to lower the board in increments to help reduces weather helm and leeway, and allow me to point higher...I've been playing with just how much..but, halfway feels right between 10 and 15..above 15 I'd probably lower it completely.

Off the wind, the board starts coming up in increments until when downwind there's no board down.

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