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Sail & Rigging - Swan 36 lee helm
01 November 2021 - 20:25
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Join Date: 16 November 2020
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Swan 36 lee helm

Our Swan 36 gives lee helm. This can be solved by changing the lateral point. Anyone has the same experience with this ship and solved it with adjusting the length of the forestay ? To which rake ?

thanks

Robert 

04 November 2021 - 17:33
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Join Date: 02 January 2008
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Dear Robert

According to S&S the mast should rake aft 6" at the top. Assuuming you are close to this setting, then adjust the sails so there is some weather helm
Kind regards
Lars

07 November 2021 - 14:12
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thanks Lars

6 degrees seems to be a lot......

best regards
Robert

07 November 2021 - 16:50
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Dear Robert

Pls note that the sign (") means inches. This is measured at the top of the mast.

Kind regards

Lars

10 November 2021 - 05:42
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Hi Lars,

Sorry to jump in but on the same issue.. I had a new forestay made and think the new one is too long. But given Lar´s comment maybe not. How much rake should the 40s have? We are prepring for a long trip and do not want to weaken the mast or fittings...

Fair winds 

 

Mike from Stormsvale

 

 

10 November 2021 - 18:52
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Join Date: 02 January 2008
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Mike

The S40 sail plan mentions the same 6" as for the S36.

This is a little inconsequesnt, as the rake in inches should increase with mast length.

1 degree is suggested.

Kind regards

Lars

11 November 2021 - 19:13
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Join Date: 16 November 2020
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check thanks

6 inch to the deck or mast step ? Looks I have already double now... If the boat is on its original waterline and not bow up .... How to check that ? 

Its nice to work on these details with a boat..)

 

 

12 November 2021 - 15:42
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Join Date: 02 January 2008
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Dear Robert

Measured to the deck.

Would there be another 36 around to compare with? Looking at phtos meáy also be helpful

Kind regards

Lars

Lars 

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