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Robert Knox

Thanks to both of you for your comments.

I live in San Francisco, and the boat is at Oyster Point. If you live anywhere near I would love any advise you could give me. Thinking about things, I believe I did a lot of things wrong that day. There is a boom gallows on the boat. In order to avoid hitting it, I raised the topping lift too high, I think. This changed the shape of the sail and cause so much wind to spill out of the sail, even though I was hauled in close, The main acted as if it were much further out.

I also have a traveler on the main sheet. There is really no way to control the position of the travler, allowing the main to get too far out. I will have to do something to control how far the travler is allowed to travel. Any advise would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Robert

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