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Traditionally, all sailboat mainsails were reefed by simply pulling down the reefing lines through cringles in the luff and leech of the mainsail, then securing the reefing pennants—often permanently attached to the mainsail—to the boom to tidy the sail up.

Traditionally, all sailboat mainsails were reefed by simply pulling down the…

The ends of the reef pennants need to be secured tightly around the boom so they’re slightly abaft the cringle in the leech

The ends of the reef pennants need to be secured tightly around the boom so they’re slightly abaft the cringle in the leech

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Very good explanation about where to position leech tails (on main and jib) and steering telltales. And a good explanation about how to use both when sailing.

Very good explanation about where to position leech tails (on main and jib) and steering telltales. And a good explanation about how to use both when sailing.

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