Thursday, May 17, 2012

Daily Lift

Nick Turney of North Sails gives you some tips on mast butt placement, before you can step your mast you need to make sure that your mast butt is in the correct positions. Your mast butt controls your rake; the angle of the mast in the boat controls the position of the center of effort over the center of resistance. Too much rake aft, or the shortening the distance between the top of the mast and the back of the boat will generate weather help while too little mast rake, or moving the mast tip forward will generate lee helm.

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