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Old 08-15-2008
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Talk to a local sail maker and see what they say re bolt rope vs slugs. Other than the reefing part, the hoisting/dropping that SD talks about would still make sense, even on a little boat like yours. Same with the loose foot to. In fact, it could even be more important in different wind conditions making the sail have better shape etc.

On the other hand, if you are able to sail it one design, the class rules will override any common sense, ie having slugs vs bolt rope if Bolt rope is the class standard.

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