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Forum: Racing   04-23-2005
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Posted By Viking7
helm pressure

I am not a seasoned racer, but have had moderate success in the last year and a half. With Harken''s windward sheeting car I can ease helm pressure and just about steer the boat with the traveler...
Forum: Racing   04-23-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 1,206
Posted By Viking7
helm pressure

The good ones say you want 3 to 5 degrees of weather helm to develop proper lift with the rudder, and they obviously know what they are talking about. However, it seems to me that if there is...
Forum: Racing   04-23-2005
Replies: 11
  PHRF
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Posted By Viking7
PHRF

Amen to the above. Listen to the old salts and try to learn at least one new principle each time out. When I began racing three years ago I ignored some peoples'' advice and tried to shortcut...
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