SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: C&C 33 II Mast Rake Reply to Thread
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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


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.

  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)
10-09-2012 02:10 PM
Re: C&C 33 II Mast Rake

Weather helm will slow you down because your rudder will create drag. Better upwind angles are more a function of sail shape and trim.
10-09-2012 02:06 PM
Re: C&C 33 II Mast Rake

My helm is also very balanced. I'm interested in knowing if more rake and weather helm would improve upwind angles.

Yes, the cncphotoalbum is a great resource.

Thanks for the info.
10-09-2012 10:12 AM
Re: C&C 33 II Mast Rake

I have a C&C 35/3. Rake should be determined by the amount of weather helm. My mast has no rake and no weather helm until it is over powered. I can sail in 10-12 knots apparent close hauled for 30-60 seconds or more without touching the wheel.

If you aren't on, check us out for all things C&C.
10-08-2012 03:44 PM
Re: C&C 33 II Mast Rake

I dunno, but I'm hoping one of the naval archs weigh in here, because it's always been my thoughts that rake contributes to weather helm... more rake more weather. But I like you was told more rake for my masthead rig, between 8-14 inches! I started the season at 6 (because there is conflicting rig tune data on my boat, I guess depending on who made the sails).... but anyway, managed to pick up a significant amount of performance later on in the season when I changed out to 14 inches of rake.

Doing this added more weather helm to my boat for sure, but not horribly so... by my thoughts were that weather helm (excessive) was REAL bad due to stalling of the rudder.

Digging across the net, the best I think more rake gets you is slightly better windward performance.

Again, good question and I am curious to hear responses.

But then you get people saying "she likes to be sailed flat," but nobody wants to define "flat." Watching GPS and knotmeter for a year now on this boat, apparently FLAT is anything that keeps the stanchions from getting wet.
10-08-2012 02:18 PM
C&C 33 II Mast Rake

I own a C&C 33 II, # 191 that I have sailed and raced offshore, i.e. Newport-Bermuda 1-2, Ft Lauderdale-Key West and will be sailing the Miami-Nassau next month. I have just replaced the rod rigging and in the process of rig tuning. I have always had sailed with a straight mast or very little rake (1").
I have read C&C's have a rake from 6" to 15". I've never had the opportunity
to match up with any other 33's. Any ideas ?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

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

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome