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Main Sail Shape

I''m new to owning a sailboat so if I ask stupid questions, sorry.
I keep seeing people talking about weather helm and what to do about it.
I own an ''88 O''day and as far as I can tell the only way I have to control the main is with my "mid-boom" sheet and halyard.
How can I flatten sail, lower the traveller, control twist???
Right now to control weather helm I reef the main in sustained higher wind and/or let a foot or so out on the sheet.
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