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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:26 am 
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Any wisdom to offer, Tiger guys?

Im sailing at the F18 NAs next week and Ive always felt as though other boats were out pointing us to weather.

I think I had some rudder toe in issues which may have been putting the brakes on a bit, forcing us to foot off more, but I think I have that resolved. We sail at about 360lbs so not the lightest team out there.

Ive been keeping it raked to the middle part of the non-skid on the transom for most 12-18knots, one hole forward on the forestay for lighter days to add some power.

Any help is appreciated!!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:47 am 
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We raked way further back than that - but at 360 lbs, you might suffer in marginal trap conditions.
However I think you'll be OK - it should be windy there this time of year - and in a blow there isn't anything 'slow' about the Tiger Upwind!!! They still rock!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:29 am 
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So if we still feel we have plenty of power double trapped, but lacking height against the fleet, add a bit more rake?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:32 am 
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I would...yes, also you might want to check this forum too for many tuning tips - or search for my post history - I have put a ton of tuning tips from our Tiger here somewhere.

Good luck at NA's - should be a fun time!!!


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