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post #4 of Old 07-14-2011 Thread Starter
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Thanks Puddin!

I've sailed on and off over the years, but this is my first boat, so I'm new to the Helm!

We don't have a furling jib or main, and sail with the smallest jib (#3 I think) in wind >20 knots.

The lufting main was a result of us trying to avoid the heeling, boom was out too far.

We only reefed the main once, but had a kink in the line (i.e. prevented the clue from being pulled all the way down to the boom) and it resulted in a cup full of air in the bottom of the sail! Maybe THAT was my problem!

I like your idea of bringing someone out and helping us through this!
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