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"The principle of tuning is rather simple, but since there are so much variables it will always stay an art, rather then science.
Science, like the theory presented here, might help you develop the art more, see it as an school for arts.
Most sailors only know "In heavy wind have all as flat as possible, In light winds have a deep curvature.
I will not explain what line to pull to flatten the luff, That is dependant on what boat you are sailing, and might change some other things to.
For example: if you loosen the vang to get more twist, the mast will straighten also if it is flexible.
(Submitted by Noel Thu Mar 18, 2004 )
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