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You do have to remember that while raising the sail will give you a tiny bit of extra drive, it will also increase the heeling moment of the sails, by shifting the COE upwards slightly.... The range of adjustment isn't really enough to bother mucking with. The sliding gooseneck is just an alternative to a cunningham, that is aesthetically a bit more pleasing if a bit more mechanically complex.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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