|Well, I want my Mark V set up as a comfortable cruiser and I suspected the "mis" distribution of weight and the design of the interior (and cockpit setee storage) I only race the long distance races as a single hander, so knowing what you've told me, I'll keep it as is, as a design "feature" and redistrubute the weight during races. Man, they are touchy......downwind you gotta have the weight forward and put all your heavy stuff on the port side where there is minimal storage. I keep water in my tank during long distance races hoping I'll be on a starboard tack for the majority of it. With one person on board, I need all the help I can get. FYI, I lashed my spinnaker pole to the starbord deck as a bow sprit about 1'1/2" out and used my down haul for the tack and it worked like magic and you can get pretty close hauled with it too. It was simple to set,fly, jibe and bring down (with a chute scoop) I highly reccommend this if race rules allow. Thanks for your help. Now I feel a lot better that I'm not the only one with the permenant heel.
K.I.S.S hull #351
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