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Outhaul

This system is really neat as all the purchase is contained within the boom, with a single black 4mm pre-stretched line running from the front end of the boom to the floor, and back to the top of the console. A fairly heavy shockcord system pulls against the outhaul inside the boom, in order to put curve back into the mainsail when the outhaul is released; without this there is often insufficient power in the wind to overcome the friction of the outhaul, even though the foot bolt rope of most mainsails are themselves elasticated these days.