SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Weather helm on starboard, lee helm on port
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Weather helm on starboard, lee helm on port Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-17-2012 06:49 PM
zz4gta Is the rudder straight? When it's hauled out does the keel sit directly in the middle of the boat inline with the mast?
01-17-2012 02:43 PM
BubbleheadMd The mast is straight when checked at the dock, but your shrouds may be out of tune, allowing more fall off on one tack, than the other. Also, check the symmetry of your jib car positions as MarkSF mentions.

Something is assymmetric about your setup, that's for sure.
01-17-2012 02:39 PM
MarkSF Could it be the jib airflow being different on each tack due to the roller furling? Is this with a fully unfurled jib? Or is it only when the jib is partially furled? If the jib is only partially furled the airflow can be quite affected by the sail that's wrapped around the furler.

My suggestion would be to optimise the jib sheet car position on both tacks carefully, by using the "does the top or bottom of the jib luff first" method. The car position could be slightly different on the two tacks (I know mine is)
01-17-2012 02:34 PM
donlofland
Weather helm on starboard, lee helm on port

So that's what I'd like to fix on my Catalina 27' Tall Rig sloop.

Tacking up wind, I have a nice comfortable weather helm on starboard tack, and then ~an equally strong lee helm on port tack. This is reproducible, and not do to changes in wind strength as I change tacks.

When I hauled it 2 years ago, the keel appeared nice and straight, nothing obviously wrong with the rudder, (the keep was so loaded up with barnacles it sailed lousy before that haul out, but I don't remember noticing this helm thing until this past summer).

I redid the bow spirit this past Spring, but it appears nice and straight-

And I've done a rough check that the mast is straight without any athwartship lean, just running a halyard to one side, then the other.

What else should I be looking for to correct the lee helm on port tack?

Thanks for your thoughts-

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:33 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.