Now that the Weta has arrived I rigged it in the yard yesterday to check it out. After looking through various articles where the general opinion seems to be use hole 3 or 4 from the bottom on the stays as a starting point I tried hole 4. This resulted in huge mast rake. Hole 5 seemed more reasonable.
Anyone had any experience with the new Singapore boats ? Are the stays the same length as the earlier ones ? How much rake should we actually have as a staring point ? It will become clear once I get a chance to put it on the water !
Hope you have had time to enjoy the boat. Mast rake – the conventional thinking is more mast rake the better, as in the lowest pinhole on the chainplate. In stronger breeze the fastest technique is sitting on the ama. I need a two foot leg extension – still might not make it! Because the mast does not have spreaders, and is carbon I don’t think rake is as critical as in other classes. I guess keep in mind more rake, more open slot and vice versa.
Fastest track is the one with the most breeze with the flattest boat!