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post #13 of Old 02-05-2013
MarkSF
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Re: Boom rise with reefing... How much?

My attitude is this :

When you reef, you lower the centre of effort of the sail, a lot. Therefore, it's OK to allow it to rise again just a little bit by having the boom higher. It's less likely to hit you on the head, to catch in the water, everyone's a winner!

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