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Weather Helm

Postby artisthos on Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:27 pm

Thanks for a great Group!

We just put our Starwind in at Brookville Lake for the weekend after ten weeks
of getting the poor boat prepped after five years of neglect. Now she is in the
Ohio River for winter sailing.

While sailing in 25 knot wind I found too much weather helm. The mast looked straight but I will
keep moving it forward until she is balanced then back off for a little weather
helm. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Weather Helm

Postby goodshipmatedonnyb on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:59 pm

Dear Artisthos,

Do you have a bowsprit and spinnaker setup for your Starwind 22?

I have a blue striped white screecher that is 200% of the jib and
works well to 15mph wind with 50% whitecaps.

Do you have a source for a used spinnaker and the sizing for the
spinnaker?
Any others please join in to give me input.

Thanks
"Goodshipmate donnyb"
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