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Old 03-06-2012
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Re: difficulty raising mainsail the last few feet

As mentioned, it may be that the leech is getting taut before the luff.

Before you ascend the mast, try raising the aft end of the boom a foot or two with your topping lift. If the the luff then gets fully taut, you know that it's a geometry thing and not a mechanical thing.

(OK -- just read the OP more closely; seems like you've already done this step. Oops!)

Last edited by PorFin; 03-06-2012 at 12:51 PM.
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