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RL 24 Mast Rake
We're campaigning an RL 24 in Club events. There is no trouble reaching or running, and the boat points well upwind - however we get killed in boatspeed upwind. What's anyone else doing to get power on the ground into the wind? What mast rake is anyone finding best for performance?
Ian Meiklejohn28-Nov-2000    Edit    Delete 
I have had success with a rake of 16 inches. My mast is tapered and the rake is calculated after the rig is tensioned.

My boat is a swing keel and is out pointed by a lot of fixed keel yachts though. However, boatspeed seems to make up for the lack of height.

Dave Parker7-Jan-2001    Edit    Delete 

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