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Old Jan 30, 2013, 02:43 PM
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The next time your mate is sailing with you and walking away, swap rigs. If the increase in speed follows the rig you'll know where the speed comes from. I believe that rig tuning is far more critical in light air than in heavy air. Next most important item would be fin and bulb position/angle/etc. A tiny difference in bulb angle might make up the difference as well. Of course, I'm assuming your hull is fair and doesn't contain giant bulges, cavities, etc and only differs from your friends in surface finish.

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