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The rig does not have much adjustment to it and is set a little too far back on the boat so it develops quite a bit of weather helm as the wind picks up.
I normally sail in 12-20kts in the afternoons, and have been looking for a way to get rid of the weather helm other then reefing the main at 14kts.
I moved a bunch of weight from forward to just aft of mid ship which helped a lot.
I got a new main sail, which helped a little, but with both the old and new main I can not move the center of effort of the main far enough forward to get rid of that much weather helm and heel when pointing.
Thank you for your suggestion but I have a masthead, not a fractional rig, tightening the back stay does not induce mast bend. It just pulls on the fore stay.
I was asking for opinions here because I have seen some very knowledgeable folks on this board.
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Last edited by Grumpymx; 06-16-2010 at 12:55 AM.