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Re: How high can you point?
When I installed my Davis Windex at the start of the 2012 season, the instructions said to set the tabs at 45deg for racing boats and 55deg for 'other auxiliaries'. I know the Catalina 25 isn't a race boat, so I used 55.
I works like a charm. As I start to head up, the sails will luff just as the vane hits the tab. If I keep the vane in between the tabs, all is well. It also works well for people learning how to helm while reaching.
So, to answer the OP's question: On my boat, the way I sail it, 55 degrees.
1978 Bristol 29.9 #122
Testing a mother's love since 1962
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