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 Post subject: Issues with Lee Helm
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 7:38 am 
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I have a 2008 Hobie Club Wave with a traveler & Jib Kit. I've noticed there is actually a bit of Lee helm when sailing which is a bit concerning especially during strong gusts. I have adjusted the rake of the mast back a bit but I'm still getting some Lee helm. I'm only two slots away from the bottom positions on the shroud adjusters. I assume the jib kit plays a part here putting more force on the front of the boat. besides continuing to push the mast rake back is there any other possibilities to reduce lee helm? Ideally a touch of weather helm is the desired balance correct?


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 Post subject: Re: Issues with Lee Helm
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:24 am 
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Same on both tacks? If rudders are warped you can feel lee on one tack and weather on the other. Try kicking up one rudder to narrow it down.

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 Post subject: Re: Issues with Lee Helm
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:13 am 
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You know what I thought I was crazy but I did think I was getting weather helm on a port track and lee helm on a starboard. I didn't know rudders could cause that. They don't look warped but I was actually sailing in some pretty shallow waters and the rudders did occasionally catch the bottom and kick up a bit. I would bet that's the culprit. Thanks for the info Matt! Next time I head out I'll be sure to check the rudders if I feel Lee Helm again.

Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Issues with Lee Helm
PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 10:42 am 
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Check the foil shape to see if one side is flatter maybe. Could be filled with Bondo to reshape if needed.

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