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Old 03-20-2018, 03:08 PM   #6
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Can you get it further aft? Against the transom? Do you have something you need, like a dinghy on davits, or the spare anchor and rode that could profitably be placed aft? Do you have something heavy that you don't need up forward?

You might want to take 400lbs of friends, parked on the taffrail, for a look-see and a ride. See if you notice any difference in trim or knots/rpm.

My experience (on power and sail) is that weight 'way forward makes much more difference in trim than weight aft.
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