So I noticed for the first time a week or so ago (observant fellow that I am) that my boat (actually, a time-share Sailtime boat - note: I have no financial interest in Sailtime, quite the opposite, actually...) is listing to port (I would say 2-3 degrees, but I could be off and the heel indicator isn't working...). I've been informed that this is not unusual (read: "this is normal") in Hunter
36s, with or without gensets (mine is with). Perhaps coincidentally, perhaps because the wind
was 25-30kt and we were dead on the nose, I also noticed that the boat would sail noticeably slower on a port tack than starboard (say, 5kt vs 4kt SOG on a close reach). I checked EVERYTHING multiple times (the position of the main sheet, the traveler, the jib
fairlead, and the wind), and am absolutely convinced that this was true.
Two questions: 1. could this difference in speed on different tacks be explained by the listing? It seems to my simple sailor's mind that its an awful lot of speed lost
for a small difference in heel angle, and 2. do other Hunter
36 (or other sized Hunters) owners see their boat listing as well?
Thanks as always, pete