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Sail Trim question

In heavier winds 18 plus knots with a 110 high aspect working jib the leech about 1/4 the distance from the head flutters while close hauled.

I have tried adjusting the leech line (this helps some but looks like it scoops shape too much) and the fairlead forward to put more downward pressure on the leech but in a strong puff I get the flapping. I did find that I was able to put a bit more tension on the jib halyard but still had the fluttering.

I am now suspecting headstay tension. Does this make sense? the sail is a converted hank on to furling sail with North Aeroluff treatment (zipper pouch luff treatment). I think the sail could be furled just slightly and this would eliminate the flutter.

Any thoughts would be appreciated...
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