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Gary Burton
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After thinking about this, the weight in the stern might be the biggest factor. Without anyone on the boat the boat is about an inch low at the stern and and inch high at the bow. Add two adults in the 220 lbs range and now we are doing a wheelie. Two kids on the rail don't help much. Of course the loose luff and sloppy headstay don't help.
Will tighten headstay, tension jib luff correctly and move some weight and report back.
Another thing - when the stern goes down the mast also angles back not helping much either.

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