Bending on the mainsail

After installing the topping lift, I laced the mainsail to the gaff. The luff is fixed to the mast with individual ties. They don’t seem to bind when raising or lowering the sail. I will make up some proper ties to replace the ugly (wrong colour) temporary ones with some really slippery line (Nylon?). The outhaul is working fine, and the reefing lines need to be installed. I am getting there …