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by roncornwell
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Dockrell 27
Topic: Mast rake
Replies: 5
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Dockrell same as Hurley

Hi Dave. Thanks for the advice. Yes, they are similar boats above water but the splayed out keel of the Dockrell may well affect the handling I suspect. The idea of the splayed keel was to help the boat take the ground and to prevent leeway which is good but believe me the weaterhelm is bad. The onl...
by roncornwell
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Dockrell 27
Topic: Mast rake
Replies: 5
Views: 6417

Mast Rake

I purchased a Dockrell 27 last year and I have the same problem with weather helm. I am interested to know if you have managed to resolve it. Somebody suggested to me that the mast was stepped too far back. I spoke previous owners and was told to reef early. Sounds like there could be a design probl...