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Replying to:RL 28 and weather helm
I owned an RL 28 some years ago and was contemplating buying one again. I do have some doubts though due certain characteristics of that boat. It used to suffer from a lot of weather helm particularly in medium to strong gusts to the point where the rudder would lose grip and stall completely and the boat would be totally out of control. Very disconcerting near pylons and other boats. It could be quite dangerous. The weather helm didn't seem to be a function of heel, more a function of the strength of the gust. I don't know whether this is typical or if this boat had a problem. The sails were old and probably out of shape and the boat was a heavier layup (built to survey I believe) Can anyone share with me their experiences of this design. I am also contemplating a Magnum 28 if this doesn't work out and if antone has experience with these I'd appreciate input.

Thanks in anticipation.

Andrew