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post #18 of Old 11-07-2007
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
...but that having two grooves allows you to hoist a smaller or larger headsail to replace the one that is already hoisted, to better suit the changing wind conditions, before lowering the current headsail.
Also when changing tacks upon rounding marks. For example: You may be flying a #2 or #3 with a reef in the main when going to weather or on a beam reach, then want to shake out the reef and go to a #1 on a broad reach or a run.

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