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Using longer footed main on short boom

This is dumb to ask I know, but I have access a main sail that has a foot maybe a few inches longer then my boom. What can I do to use it temporarily on my existing boom? Yes money is that tight for me just now. the friend that has the sail and I were talking and we thought we could figure out something. In the meantime he's going to measure it again just to see if it does fit my boat.

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It it was small you would be fine BUT big cant really be worked around as you will not be able to use the outhaul correctly and the sail will just be a chubby mess

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Hi Denise,

Without modifying the sail some, the only thing you may consider is to put in a permanent first reef. You didn't mention it being too tall as well so this may lead to a shorter than desired main.

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Well, Until I get some accurate measurements... Meanwhile I have teak to scrape and sand. labor of love.. yeah right..

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