HOW TO set up your boat - Tips by Mischa Heemskerk
This means at the DNA 2013 /2014 boats that the angle of attack on the board is mostly between 1 and 4 degrees.
Mast rake about 5cm from the transom, between transom and hatch cover.
Mast rake is not to be changed if rudder feels bad. heavy steering only has to do with the rudder blade setting.
Rudder has two settings.
1. Weather / lee helm balance
2. Winglet angl (/rudder foil trim)
Set-up steps for flying:
- board to 20mm space between deck and slider.
- Sail downwind and get in trapeze to back of the boat
Boat wants to come out of water YES or NO?
NO, winglet angle has too much lift on the transom.
- Quick solution on the water, put a small spacer between rudder and rudder stock ( a small filt , like the one you use on furniture to prevent scratching the floor work perfect)(ignore heavy steering). Permanent solution, measure amount of filt and place that as spacers between the bottom gudgeon.
YES, does the boat stabilize in height or keeps rising?
- Stabilize you have right setting!
- If it keeps rising, move weight slightly forward(30cm),
Does this solve the problem? YES or NO
YES: take a little less rake on daggerboard or trapeze further forward
NO : Move daggerboard all the way forward. Now repeat standing in trapeze on the back.
Does boat come out of the water? YES or NO
NO : rake daggerboard to 10mm and try again till you find right setting.
The goal is that with your weight you can start the flight of the boat.
Position of traveller is important, high traveller and less mainsheet (more twist, low center of effort) easy for flying.