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Re: sail part, what is this called?
Yup,.. leech or foot line depending on what edge we're looking at. If that edge tends to flutter you can tension the line to stop it.. if it's over-tightened the leech will have a distinctly 'hooked' profile that is not helpful. Old sails will tend to flutter but also tend to hook when the line is tightened enough to stop the flutter. If that's happening they are probably due some minor surgery.
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