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Old 11-03-2008
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Here's an article from the Seamanship articles (scroll down below the forums). There is lots of great info in these sections. Winter reading for me. Even though you don't have winter down there, you should check them out. Lots of great info. By the way, that sail sounded awesome. I'm jealous.

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Rockter is right - a picture might help. If there is no hook at the gooseneck, the grommet at the luff might be for a cunningham. With a boat (and sails?) that old, the reef may just be a flattening reef that doesn't reduce sail area so much as simply flatten the sail for stronger wind.
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Thanks a ton guys ..
Glued to the election tonight, but I'll send some pics soon..

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I hope you don't mind, but I cut and pasted your story into the "Big Freakin' Sails" thread. It's just too good not to be a part of the BFS annals.

Keep on sailin', dude!

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