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Whats the desired (preferred) pointing angle then....I know depends on boat/conditions of sails etc..

But in general what is the range of "normal" compared to what is too wide and needs to be addressed..?
this is if your sailing in a pool in test conditions, in real life you need to factor in

waves
sea conditions
currents, eddies, drafts say from warm water to cold
physical objects like islands, jetties, piers, barges other boats
wind

angle is based on boat design FIRST...once you know what your boat should point to(using other owners experiences or the designers notes) then you need to play with the tune of your rig, sails, mast rake, bend...etc..etc...etc...

oh dont forget ballast, bottom paint...etc..

all will influence you tacking angles:D
 
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