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Old 08-10-2008, 11:33   #46
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pointing ability

I can't remember which tack I was on but VMG was negative. Tacking is agonizingly slow. I don't think the amas are misaligned as the boat was pro. built. Of course that is no guarantee it was built correctly. The mast is vertical as near as I can tell to within 1 inch. All trials are open ocean.
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Old 08-10-2008, 11:51   #47
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Merlin If I get to Kauai we will have to have a sail. Of course that requires getting this pointing problem fixed. As It is I would have to sail a fair distance north to get back to Oahu.
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Yeah, Sarge,

Sailing back to Oahu is not as much fun as sailing to Kauai (for more reasons than one)

If you wait for a day when the wind has a lot of North in it, it's not so bad.

But best to wait for Spring now, anyway

Then you can come to Hanalei
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Old 08-10-2008, 13:32   #48
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The mast is vertical as near as I can tell to within 1 inch. Rich
Is the mast designed to be vertical, there are lots of boats designed with a significant rake to the mast.
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Talbot makes a very good point. I'm not familiar with your boat, but if it was designed to have some rake in the mast, having it straight up is not a good thing.
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I don't know if you already have poked around here or not but this is the cross multihull site.

http://mysite.verizon.net/res78939/index.html

You may be able to email other owners or someone at the site for tech specs. You also may be able to purchase a rigging drawing. Anything we say about how to set up the standing rigging will be a guess.
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A straight mast, especially on a multi, isn't good for pointing as a rule. Neither is having no keel/centreboards of depth or full headsails or big headsails and small main. Or pretty much a 'cruising' type design. Before any dummys are spat, Yes most cruisers can go to windward OK but nothing like the racers.

I'd look at raking the rig back a bit 1st. Drop the masthead back about a foot to 1 1/2 ft and see what that does. It should make a pretty noticable difference straight away. If it doesn't you have another issue.
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I am going to put a bit of rake in the mast this Sat.
The Cross adjacent to mine has noticeable rake. I haven't a sail plan, I do have a brochure from when the design was new and it shows a raked main mast. I will also get hold of Jeff Turner and see about a sail plan. I am not expecting to point as well as the racers but it should be better than what it is.
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