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Bud Taplin
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I recommend a simple block and tackle attached to the tack of the sail, with snap shackles on both ends. Similar to a boom vang, but you can use smaller blocks, and 3/8" line. Put a 1/2" D shackle on the forward hole of the bowsprit eyeband in place of the lower pin of the turnbuckle, and attach the lower end of the block and tackle to it, and run the line back to the sampson posts. That way you can easily adjust the tension on the luff of the cruising spinnaker. See Page A-18 of my Westsail Service Manual.

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