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Small boat drifting to leeward

Wozzell11

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Hi, I'm a new casual sailor and I have a very small sailing catamaran (only 8ft long) that I made this summer. It has an issue where it drifts to leeward about 1 meter for every 3 meters of forward distance. I only have a rather small daggerboard on my boat. Is that the issue? What should the boat to centerboard proportion be?
Thanks!
 

Luke Fricke

New Member
Cats are known to slide the board helps look at other boats like yours and see what they are doing different. They also cant point very high so keep that in mind you also may be trimmed in too tight. Best of luck to you!
 

Wozzell11

New Member
Thanks for the help! Sadly, I can't test any changes until next spring because I live in Alberta so the lakes are frozen already. :(
 
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