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post #12 of Old 05-27-2008
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I didn't say anything about how the sail was trimmed... just that the wrinkles are telling me the halyard needs to be tightened, and the outhaul eased a bit. Without seeing the position of the boom relative to the boat, it could be overtrimmed or undertrimmed...and you'd never know.

Experience has taught me that most sailors overtrim their sails...and when in doubt, ease it out....

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