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I take it that you don't use a whisker pole for the clew of the genoa. Using a pole would help the genoa keep its shape better when you have it out for sailing downwind. The weight of the pole wil help keep the leech from spilling wind. If you have a leech line on the genoa, that will help too. But it could just be that the sails are old and blown out.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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