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You should probably ease the outhaul when you're have the main sail down, since it may stretch out the foot of the sail a bit otherwise.

You generally need to tension the outhaul more if you're sailing in heavier winds, ease it a bit when sailing in lighter winds. Tensioning the outhaul makes the sail flatter...easing it gives the sail a bit more power by making it fuller.

One of the main reasons I led my outhaul aft was to have better control over the main sail's shape. I regularly sail in SCA type weather, and being able to flatten the main helps a lot. Also, the two-to-one tackle in the boom really didn't give me enough leverage on the outhaul... now I have an ST40 winch to use. Much easier to adjust the tension.
You assume of course that I sail in 'heavy' air. Welcome to the Chesapeake mid-range works well enough for a lazy cruiser like me.
As to the 2:1 and the ST40, I just eats my spinache, spit on my palm and grab the rope .
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I know you don't sail in heavy air... you don't want to spill your beer.
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You assume of course that I sail in 'heavy' air. Welcome to the Chesapeake mid-range works well enough for a lazy cruiser like me.
As to the 2:1 and the ST40, I just eats my spinache, spit on my palm and grab the rope .
Then have the Admiral do it
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Thanks everyone! Sorry about not including pics with my post. I will upload some within the next few days or so. Thanks!

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Oh Yeah

There was an original post here, Sorry Terry, the animals often get caught up in there own discussions.

I'm sure once you post photos you will be inundated with suggestions, I fall in the lazy category and tend not to adjust mine too often, so I leave them on the boom.

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