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Re: Reducing leeway
At the risk of sounding like a Cassandra, is these the lines of the boat we're talking about?
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If so, do you have enough keel here to avoid sideslip? You draw under 3 feet, which seems kinda short-legged to me. Heel her, and much of that is shadowed behind turn of the leeward bilge.
I would have expected another foot of keel here, wings or not or, absent wings, then a centerboard that drops down for upwind work. It hurts me to say this about a Ray Hunt (office) design, since I grew up in 110s.
I would like to be wrong about this, and I've never sailed one. But that's what it looks like to me
Yeah, but it's a wing keel. With the wings sticking out, I'm not sure that the shadowing effect you're talking about, would happen.
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