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Perhaps the other way to think of it is as a pre-bend control on boat like a Finn, OK or Europe where you haven't got a ram or lowers to pre-bend the mast in light winds. Instead of moving the mast forward with an I haul the sail moves back relative to the mast low down and flattens. What I meant about the sail being cut for it is if the bolt ropes are too stiff or exit the boom & mast too close to the gooseneck it won't have much effect I'd imagine.

Edited by KazRob - 12 Nov 17 at 4:07pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote snowleopard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 17 at 10:28pm
On the Finn, hauling in on sheet or kicker bends the spar a lot and flattens the sail. The inhaul would restore some belly into the luff. Makes sense when you think of it that way.
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