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Sailing characteristics of a HC36

PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:39 pm
by dariusthegreat
With my HC36 I find that when I am sailing into the wind it does not do well till I get to 60 degrees off the wind. Will not this boat sail up to 45 degrees? What am I doing wrong?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 5:15 pm
by ricardo
Are you referring to true or apparent wind? 60 degrees from true wind (as seen from bread crums on a GPS display) would be reasonnable.


PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:21 pm
by dariusthegreat
I am referring to true wind. Surely this vessel can sail more into the wind. Your comments please.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:17 pm
by mimoza
It's hard to know what you are doing wrong without going sailing with you. You should have no trouble going close hauled at 45 deg true with an HC 36.
How experienced are you?
Have you been able to point up well on other boats?
When was the last time you had the rig tuned?
Does the boat do better on one tack than the other?
How old are the sails?
Do you have roller furling?
Is your jib or genoa too big for your main?
Are you able to get weather helm?
How clean is the bottom?
Does she ride well on her lines?