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post #6 of Old 05-23-2013
Alex W
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Re: Reefing set-up for Contessa

Ignore the complicated car setup in this diagram, but notice how the outhaul line is run:

The reefing line starts in the boom attached to a padeye and goes up to the sail, then back to the end of the boom and internal to the boom.

That uses one side of the reefing line to pull down, and the other to pull it back.

I have an Isomat boom and found internal reefing annoying, so I switched to a normal external reefing setup with a padeye on one side of the boom and a block on the other.

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