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Mike McCoy

OK, I'm going to display my ignorance here...

There is a small line laced thru the (jib hank) grommets on the luff of my staysail. It begins about 1/2 - 2/3 up the luff and has a tail extending beyond the tack for 2-3 ft.

I thought it might be a downhaul for reefing but it's length is much higher than the reef points.

What is the purpose of this line and how/when do you use it?

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