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Help explain why our charter boat would not point

hmmmmmmmmmm,
I usually find naked women increase my pointing ability...

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Help explain why our charter boat would not point

I guess this discussion is in the correct category "Semenship" pun intended!
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Help explain why our charter boat would not point

Ok now here is a way of looking at this as a design problem. Charter boats are made for max room as a matter of fact most boats are built that way max room. The performance suffers I don''t care what people say. The freeboard is high and that makes it hard to point the boat. The charter people kind of like this because the boat will not sail close to the wind and the rig is not taxed as much. Back in the day the Morgan Out Island got into the charter game and unless the owner did some mods they did not point well and were slow as clam dip. But they had a ton of room for charter work and so they were very popular. I do not know the boat you were on but it may be in that same catagory. I have sailed some real slugs and some boats that screamed along. I think for the two week a year guy the lack of performance may be better so you don''t get in trouble. I am not saying you are not a good sailor just that your skills are not as sharp and sail trim is a thing that you must feel a boat out for and some times takes several months to find the sweet spot to make her sail well.I am pulling 8.50 out of my 38 foot Catalina but she is an older 1979 and an old IOR boat with some very fast lines. I have a long way to go to find the combinations for sailing her well. This is week three of ownership and I need to do a few things to tweek her in. I am still learning to sail as I have only been at it for 45 years
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Help explain why our charter boat would not point

How about mast rake?
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Help explain why our charter boat would not point

DuaneIsing,
If you ever get the chance, take an old suit of sails and a brand new suit with the identical cut and sailmaker. Swap them off in the middle of a sailing session. I did it on a 30'' sloop once...North Sails on a class boat. Just this showed a huge difference in windward performance. That experience alone made it quite clear to me why the serious ocean racers buy new sails every year. But then again money isn''t a problem on maxi racers either.
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Help explain why our charter boat would not point

You should have tried to use full main and reefed genoa. Sometime the jenny is a little bit to powerful and you can''t point. But maybe the boat was just crappy. Imagine that.
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