Archive | Technical & Go Fast Tips

Please share with the Cal 25 community any technical and go fast tips that could help others. Information such as forestay length, shroud tension, sail trim and etc would make for a great conversation …

Smooth as a baby’s bottom

Smooth as a baby’s bottom? A smooth underwater finish will reduce drag, increase speed and improve fuel consumption. Is the bottom of your boat smooth enough? If you get a group of 5 boaters to sit around the table with a jug of beer to decide on how smooth the underwater part of their boat […]

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Cal 25 Mast Rake & Shroud Tension

The Cal 25 mast doesn’t bend fore and aft so we only need to concentrate on mast rake and upper & lower shroud tension. Rake will affect the balance of the boat in regards to the helm. In general, more rake – more weather helm.   Less rake – neutral or potential lee helm. My thinking […]

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