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If the sail has a bolt-rope on the foot (such that the rope fits into a slot in the boom), you might want to take a garden hose and spray as much freshwater into the slot as possible. If the sail hasn't been off in a while there is probably a lot of salt and dirt in there. If so, the accumulated gunk will probably make sliding the sail out of the boom difficult. If the build up is really bad (rare, but it happens), you may have to wash out as much as possible, let it dry for a few hours (or overnight), then spray a bunch of dry lube (e.g., SailKote) along the bolt-rope to facilitate getting it out of the slot.
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