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post #6 of Old 11-02-2011
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Possibly it is used with the new high-tech low stretch lines that they are putting in the headsails. Also used with code-zero furlers?

From what I understand, you have to tension these sails that are not attached to the headstay really really hard. You are in effect tensioning the luff of the headsail like it is a headstay.

To do this you need more than 1:1 halyard and a winch. You need 2:1 or 4:1 I guess...
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