fater on one tack?
the boat i sail as well as a few others at my club (rappahannock) are constantly complaining that we feel faster on one tack than the other. tacking from starboard to port feels like there's a 5 knot wind drop for the 4000 era boat that i sail. theories that i've come up with are that possibly the centerboard is slightly bent (not likely because it's just been out and faired by Mr. Neff, and we haven't gone aground since), one shroud is biased in length, or that it's just the old hull causing problems. i expect we'll take the mast down and measure each shroud to see if that may be the case, and i've just had the boat upside down painting and could see no defects in the hull. any advice on this matter would be appreciated. our sails are pretty fresh, with only 3-5 or so seasons on them, but this problem has persisted since they were new and with sails used in the past as well, so i put no blame on the sails. thanks in advance for any advice.