Yes Max, moving to the windward side helps. You probably missed that sentence in my original post
However if she moves over to the windward tramp the problem goes away and I feel a performance improvement.
Yes, I read that and understood you, so I thought OK any passenger I take will just have to be capable of swapping sides just like many small boats.
Then I wondered what this really entailed, I guess even big people should be able to manage it but if you need to Tack a lot they might get bored with clambering over you after awhile, Did your passenger change sides many times and did it seem awkward or tiring for her?
No prob if you are young-ish, but maybe not a relaxing cruise for the older?
Thinking about it now I am wondering what exactly did Hobie intend these Tramps to be used for, passengers, spray minimisation, stowing extra gear, all of the above?
I was enthusiastic about the Tramps at first but now thinking of these real issues, extra setup time, extra time/work needed to unclip the mesh to fold the AMA for docking, (plus roll it up 'cos you can't just leave it dangling when you jetty-fold), lack of Tiller Extension, extra weight to pull up the beach, extra time & work to right a capsize, maybe I will wait awhile and see what a few more ppl report before spending those hundreds of dollars.