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Ralph and Sandra Weiland

I don't know if a battened main is necessary or not but if you have a dozen or so eyes along the leach, it's real easy to try. I suspect battens might help a bit, but as long as the chords are fairly taut, it's physically impossible for the sail to slip off the boom.

I don't have personal experience with lazy jacks but I've heard there can be problems with stuff (reefing lines) and the leach of the sail itself hanging up in them.

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