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Offline Adrian

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Stacking
« on: January 06, 2007, 21:05:59 PM »
I have read a lot of posts that advise stacking weight in the bow when going upwind.  Several of them say forward weight reduces pounding in short high waves.

This may differ between boats, but how much weight is needed up in the bow to have any worthwhile effect?
 
Do you still need the weight forward when seas are not too high?

To plan for stacking weight forward what items do most people prefer to handle - water, tools, sails?

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Re: Stacking
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 09:52:25 AM »
I have read a lot of posts that advise stacking weight in the bow when going upwind.  Several of them say forward weight reduces pounding in short high waves.
it is always good to keep the bow down instead allowing it to jump all over the place.

This may differ between boats, but how much weight is needed up in the bow to have any worthwhile effect?
you need to try that with your boat. but still better to stack that to winward, will be surprised by the difference...
 

Do you still need the weight forward when seas are not too high?
depends on your boat and appendage position. most designs yes, some no - for upwind sailing.

To plan for stacking weight forward what items do most people prefer to handle - water, tools, sails?
everythig you have
Adrian