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post #8 of Old 01-31-2004
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Topping lift

On a boat with a heavy boom and without a rigid vang, using a topping lift to balance the boom weight is quite acceptable in properly shaping the sail especially in light wind conditions. Especially if the main has tell tales positioned at the leach just add tension to the T''lift until the leech becomes unstable (loose) then loosen the T''lift until the airstream flow is correct - a good technique especialy when ''ghosting'' in light winds when the oncoming apparent air flow needs more ''twist'' at the head of the sail.
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