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BTW more specifically, in light air you generally ease the outhaul, boom vang and the cunningham, to allow the sail to take on a fuller shape. On an older sail, doing these things may not have been necessary, but a new sail will be flatter, given the same adjustment settings as the old sail...and your performance will be lower in light air, since the flatter shape of the new sail will have less power than the fuller shape of the older sail.
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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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