I am very seriously looking at a Hinckley 38 and would very much appreciate information regarding this vessel. Seems to me the 38 is a bit of an odd-ball in the Hinckley bloodline (i.e. Royalty). I understand from previous posts that the 38 is a bit tender
yet still very good to wind
. Those who may know this boat, know that they have a "trim tab" on the keel
. What exactly does one do with this extra rudder
? On a starboard tack do you swing it to port and thereby gain lift
on the starboard side of the keel
? Please excuse my complete ignorance in this matter.
I am looking at this boat from a performance cruisers standpoint. Any and all information from informed sailors is appreciated.