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Re: Mainsail reefing
There may/should be some cam cleats and levers where the lines exit the boom to 'jam' the lines once you've tucked the reef in.. our Selden boom is set up that way.
If there are no cleats there, nor cleats nearby on the boom or on the mast then they must be intended to run down to turning blocks on the deck and aft from there to the cockpit.
On one of our previous boats it was set up similarly, we added a small winch on the underside of the boom to aid in tensioning the clew reef line. It worked well.
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Last edited by Faster; 05-27-2013 at 10:30 PM.