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Say fool, does the topping lift serve any significant purpose in sail trim?
None at all, just keeps the boom from dropping on your head.
Letting the topping lift carry the boom after the main is raised, is an excellent means to break the boom, just trim the mainsheet tight ...something you only do once...
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