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Thanks for the input, I'll try not to bear down on the sail so much. And yes, the sail is indeed attached to the boom with it's bolt-rope sliding through a track on the boom, and yes, the sail definitely maintains maximum draft right down to the foot, it just seems a little excessive - I will post some pictures after my next sail. One of my problems is that the sail slugs along the luff, and the one at the clew offer a huge amount of resistance themselves, they kind skitter their way up - it's like trying to torque a bolt with a bunch of crap on the threads, the torque wrench will be clicking well before the bolt is where it needs to be, I need some low friction type of slides. I'll try adding some tell tales (it needs it) and will verify speed changes in relation to trim changes with the GPS. I do want to get maximum performance, and I'll keep trying until I do! As always - thanks for the tips
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