Finally sailed her and got the rig tuned. It worked! I corrected the problem I had when I bought the the boat. Adjusting the step, putting in pre bend , and adjusting rig tension was able to rid of the heavy weather helm
, balance the boat and hit hull speed
close hauled in chop with 15 degrees heel with 12 to 15 knots apparent wind
. That I was impressed. It is impossible to tack the Genoa
without someone on deck
or rolling and rolling back out. Will get used to it. With the new bearings in the furler
it was a lot easier to furl.
You are correct in the fact that these projects tend to get drawn out. Mine started August 2013 and sailed March 29 2014.
It was worth it though.
Thank you for the comments
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