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Subject: Re: Seamaster Sailing 23


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Ravi
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Date Posted: 11:38:32 21/04/2009 Tue
In reply to: Adrian Sampson 's message, "Seamaster Sailing 23" on 11:41:11 14/04/2009 Tue


By "Shortest time" do you mean 'immediately'?

I have found that our 23 sails hersel quite nicely if the conditions are right. Waves knock her off pretty quickly, though.

I am a bit confused about the rudder being "hung at an angle". If it is not vertical, it would explain what you are describing. I am not a physicist but am pretty certain that the rudder should be vertical!

As far as the weather helm goes, I assume that you have played with the sail settings and trim. Flatteining the main might help. A little bit of weather helm is good. Do you know if your sail sizes are right?

A clove hitch around the rudder (using the stern cleats) is a nice cheap substitute for an autohelm!

Rav.



Does the boat always turn the same way? If so, could it be that there is unequal weight distribution. (Water tank, anchor chain, batteries, people!)

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Re: Seamaster Sailing 23Jason (Rudd)15:06:12 14/11/2011 Mon


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