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post #5 of Old 06-22-2009
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Actually the bit about the naming is the same story I heard from my instructor. It's whether helm when you have to push the helm to weather to maintain a straight course. Otherwise, if it was named after the direction the boat tended to go, it would be "weather bow" or "weather heading" or "weather bias" or something.

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