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BluTak
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Well you live and learn! The boat I used to stretch the luff on was a Firefly many years ago. My Wayfarer sails are new (I made them myself from Contender cruising cloth under the close supervision of a friend) and they set beautifully. Although I don’t race the Wayfarer I shall from now be very careful not to stretch them but surely if you put the Cunningham on hard you stretch the boltrope so whats the difference? I now understand how the cunningham opens the leech. I’ve never heard of speed wrinkles before and must admit that the black bands disappeared a long time ago. I made my luff 19′ 4″ and pulled the bolt rope 1″. Robert