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Hello,

As mentioned above, before reefing, you need to get the sails as flat as possible. To do this, add a LOT of tension to the halyards, both main and headsail. Then crank on the outhaul for the main. If you have a back stay adjuster, make it tight.

If that doesn't work, then it's time to reef the main.

Get out there and experiment. There is no replacement for experience!

Barry
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