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Something is wrong with your sail if you have to install a mast gate to get the sail reefed. If the cringle can't reach the tack hooks, you can either install a dogbone through the cringle—a piece of webbing with rings on each end, to attach to the reefing hooks—or you need to add a jackline to the luff of your mainsail, which will allow the cringle to reach the hooks.
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