Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central New Jersey, sailing on the Navesink River and Sandy Hook Bay mostly.
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There are a lot of things that can cause the conditions you describe, some equipment, (old, blown out sails), some technique ( Sail trim, rigging adjustment) some naval archetecture (design of hull, keel and rudder.) Had a swing keel Macgregor 2-22, which behaved like that, sometimes, Usually, it was keel placement, up, down or somewhere in between, or mast rake, which often got set differently from frequent on and off trailer. It was very sensitive to mast rake, and keel position. I'd start there, but figuring out what, and why and how to get better is what being a sailor is about, and will provide a life time of enjoyment and frustration. Do you have tell tales? Best $9.00 you will ever spend!