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post #3 of Old 12-16-2011
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You run your sheets, attach tack (usually w/tack line) hoist the sock/sail assembly, raise sock and fill/trim sail.

To douse, release sheet, pull sock down to collapse/contain sail, lower assembly, stow sheets and put sail away.

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