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post #2 of Old 09-24-2006
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Simply put, when you ease the main sheet, you do depower, but the boom goes up as well as out so the main bags. This is not the ideal shape. When you ease the traveller, you can still sheet the boom down to keep it flat. By moving the boom outboard, you depower but you have better sail shape and the boat will point higher and balance better.

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