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Re: Reefing set-up for Contessa

Faster, I like the padeye idea. That's simple and the least intrusive.

Alex, just one padeye for the first reef? And one block? Do you have a second or 3rd reef and what do you do then?

I've got 3 reefs so it seems I could do 3 padeyes. The only problem here is that it's less ideal to have the reefing line going all the way to the end of the boom. But currently, with my two lines at the end of the boom I can leapfrog the lines to move up in reefs - one line is the normal outhaul and the second is the first reef, then when I use the first reef I can move the normal outhaul to the second reef, etc.

If I added a single block with a single line that would only get me to the first reef and I couldn't move that line easily to the next. Does that make sense?
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