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One thing that I've seen with gennaker sheets is having the outer braid removed for part of the length...leaving the line heavier and easier to handle down at the cockpit end, and thinner and lighter at the sail end. Another option is to use Spectra based lines, which are far lighter than polyester lines... spectra floats...dacron does not.

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