Ok, thanks a lot! I didn't realize the boom would roll like that, I will have to give that a try. I went ahead and ordered a jiffy reefing kit, so I will probably go ahead and install that as well at the 24 in mark. I live in kansas, and last summer got caught on the side of a thunderhead that blew through kansas city, i was out sailing in lawtence about 30 miles west or so. Got hit with some 30 mph gusts and 20 mph sustained wind, was too much for the 155 and dosnt have a smaller foresail at the time. I couldnt manage the 155 in that wind so I dropped it and ran on the main alone as I headed back to dock. And that felt like limping even in the high winds. So a smaller foresail is on the horizon!