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Old 06-25-2010
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As mentioned, make sure the topping lift is not too tight. It should be slightly slack with the mainsheet and traveller pulling the boom onto the boat centerline. If tight, loosen it. Note there should be some shape at the foot. Flat is a relative term in this case.
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