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 Reflex Actions

"Mid-boom of end-boom, a traveler serves three functions.  On a reach, it can be let down directly under the boom to hold it down, serving like a boom vang.  When sailing closehauled in light or moderate wind, you can make the boat point higher by pulling the traveler car to windward until the boom is on the centerline, always keeping that top mainsail leech telltale streaming."
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 (Submitted by Noel Thu Jun 3, 2004 )
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