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Wing keels take longer to accelerate out of a tack. Let speed build then point. To ease weather helm reduce rake on the mast (most masts are tuned too tight). Also the Class Rules allow for an up to 1 inch spacer under the upper rudder Gudgeon to move the rudder no further forward than a vertical line from the transom. Moving the rudder will also significantly reduce weather helm.Thanks... i Also noted him allowing down significantly while taking, having Lee helm while trying to accelerate out of the track... I have my own ideas, but does this boat prefer a gradual dial up or a tight corner?
North is a starting point. I prefer the lower numbers from the C22 association though the rig does seem stupid loose if your used to it being tight. If your having lee helm issues check that your mast is not raked forward. Seems to me if you pull it aft you should gain what you're looking for. Last season I ran with the much higher numbers listed by Bob from the association. This year I am playing with a mix between the looser numbers and the swing setup. It's all trial and error for sure. If I remember correctly on a Loose model A my uppers were 10-15 my forwards were 6-8, afts were hand tight, and forestay (with no tension on the backstay) had 6 inch or so of side to side movement at head height. I had ok success with these numbers but going forward I am going to try and give the forestay a little more sag in lighter airs and perhaps loosen the forwards a little as well. I started with no rake and have not found the proper setting for that yet so it's all trial and error for me still.Now I see the tension recommended by North is very different from what's recommended for setting wing keel downloaded from class Association, even after adjusting for different tension gauge...
BTW... I've read that article before... it seems to give several sets of VERY different tension recommendations... up top it says 14/12/8 on the Loos PT1 for the Uppers/lower-fwd/lower-aft... 125/100/?? lbs... but in the text it says 450/250/300 lbs... moreover, in that same text he says he was using a much looser rig?