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I'm rowing double in Bolger's Big Dory (19.5') and have trouble with it wanting to head up into the wind when it's blowing over 10 knots, especially with the wind coming from abeam. Any practical advice?

-- Sean Shanahan (, January 29, 2003


1. It might be a fore-aft trim issue. If your stern is high, the wind could be pushing it more than the bow, causing you to head up. 2. Do you have a skeg on the bottom? If not, that might help resist heading up.

-- Kim Apel (, January 30, 2003.

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