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H235 Lee Helm

Discussion in 'Smaller Boats' started by mmhamer, Aug 14, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

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  1. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,397 posts, 977 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I agree, it is a balance issue. Increasing rake could help but, if you don't have a lee helm in stronger winds, you might end up giving yourself more weather helm than you want.
    Do you pull your main boom to center, in light air, while sailing upwind? You are a fractional rig.
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    If you tighten the backstay, you will also tighten the forestay which could help flatten the foresail and depower it in light winds. Of course, that also flattens your main. Bring the boom to center and give it a try. I would put some rake into that rig also.
    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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