Re: Looking for H28 sloop starting point
Not to challenge the obvious beauty and balance of Bright Star as seen in the video but regarding Jay's comment about the light tiller in heavy winds, I sailed my H-28 in similar conditions, albeit often much rougher water, quite often during the years I lived in Avalon, Catalina Island, and I always experienced a nearly neutral helm once I tucked a reef in the main. Otherwise she always had a healthy, sometimes bordering on arm stretching weather helm as the wind increased towards reeefing velocities.
In flat/ safe sailing conditions a neutral helm is a luxury and a pleasure, but in rough going, I'm happy to know the boat will round up if the helmsman goes over the side.
Something to consider when moving the CE around on a boat.
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