|30th October 2011, 03:18 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Early planing question
I purchased a Bic Techno Formula (267 x 94 cm, 170 L), 70 cm race fin, and a 11.0 Maui Sails Titan rig with adjustable outhaul a few years ago to increase my planing time at my sailing site which is a light wind venue. Overall, I'm pleased with the results and find that I can start planing in ~10 knots of breeze with this setup at my current weight of 185 pounds.
I find there too many times where the board is borderline planing and would greatly appreciate clarification regarding mast base placement and board trim. In marginal planing conditions, should I be moving the mast base aft to improve early planing? I usually trim the board level (side to side), but have read elsewhere that some sailors put the lee side down a bit to get going on wide boards and big fins. What would be the best trim setting to get planing? I am a passive sailor and have not yet learned how to pump the sail to help planing, so any tips here would be great as well.
Thanks in advance,
Last edited by johnk; 30th October 2011 at 03:28 AM. Reason: Spelling
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