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Old 11-16-2009
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Once they're set up (halyard tension is key) they're fine. You have to head up to furl, unfurl but you would do that with any sail. I've been heaving to then furling the main and it works like a charm. The genny blankets the main which makes furling a snap. As for troubles, if it starts to jam you just pull it back in a foot or two, take the wind out of it and pull it back out. People get into trouble when they try to force it. BTW a standard main is now "optional" but not sure if there's a cost to it. I think it depends on the manufacturer.
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