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Norm Rhines

I third that the toping lift may have helped, but also realize, if you were going down wind lifting the boom with the topping lift may have put it at a height that it would contact the back stay on a gibe? Or the sail was to old to take the poping, or???? (I was not there so any advice I give is based on your written description)

And as always, the captain is correct even if he is wrong. (He is the one who is responsible for the ship and crew which leads to gray hair on the captain)

A side note; as a captain (it is a bugger to keep my mouth shut when sailing with others on there boat) but I do, as I know how much fun it is to have a back seat captain who is just looking at one thing and complaining about it.

(I am not includeing you in this, but It has happened to me, which almost lead to a safety issue due to lack of timely reefing when it was required)

Norm

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