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Old 11-22-2006
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Gathering Sail

Hi everyone!

Had a thread a week or so ago about the Pros and Cons of a loose footed sail versus the bolt-rope which somehow (thankfully) got on the topic of reefing.

The question I was left with was whether or not it is prudent to gather the foot and take a couple loose ties around the boom? Some say yes and others recommend that one never secures the foot of the sail to the boom due to undue stress on the sail itself or possible damage to the boom. I am confused?

Any help with this dillema would be appreciated!
Thanks Folks
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