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My question is whether you have the main halyard on a winch that permits tensioning the luff of the main adequately. One reason for the adjustable gooseneck on smaller boats was to permit adjusting luff tension. After raising themain full hoist, you can lean on the gooseneck and secure it after tensioning the luff.
You want to be able to tension the luff or you'll be fighting an uphill battle going to windward in a breeze, or with a reef in...If you have a winch in use, you're all set. If you only have the halyard, I'd think you need to do something - add a winch, or restore the moveable gooseneck.
The T30 is a lovely boat, a real work of art that gives me a big smile everytime I see one. Enjoy.