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Re: I just bought another boat!!!!
"Hi Medsailor. My name is Caleb. I still have 2 sailboats. I sold my 3rd sailboat, a Lightning so I
could spend more time with my other boats."
It is going to be pretty hard to get the tacking angles you might be used to on a fin keeled sailboat with a Pudgy. Dinghies respond best if you optimize your weight on the hull in my experience. Try to keep it flat in the water by adjusting your weight, eg; hike out when necessary and dump wind from the sail if you need to.
I'm not really acquainted with the use of 'lee boards', mostly with center board dinghies though. I wonder what playing with the depth of each lee board on different tacks would help your pointing ability? Dunno.
Good luck with your new Pudgy. It seems like a great multipurpose dinghy/sailor.
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