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post #5 of Old 10-13-2011
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Main sail

I'm going to assume you're talking about your main and advise you to assure that it's properly tensioned when raised. The rule of thumb is raise it until all of the slack is gone and then crank in two feet more for each 10 feet of mast height. That is, if your mast is 40 feet high from the boom then crank in another 8 feet AFTER you've raised it initially. That will put the correct tension on the bolt rope and help with sail shape as well.


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