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... mainmast. The boom (fastened to the bottom of the sail) and the gaff (fastened to the top of the sail) have each been hinged to the mast (detail is shown in the next picture). The mainsail is bent in order to be able to measure for the main topsail which will fill the triangular space between the mast and the gaff.

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