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How do you have the single line reefing line run? What I normally suggest is that you have small blocks added to the reefing cringle at the luff and leech reefing points, and then have the line come up from the boom, to the luff/tack reefing point and then back down to the boom, aft along the boom, then up to the leech/clew reefing point and then back down to the boom... and back forward if you want. I prefer two-line reefing systems, as they have far less friction in them and are faster to set IMHO. See this webpage as to other reasons for using two-line reefing.

It would help if you said what boat you're talking about... the size of the boat does matter. I'm using Sta-SetX for the reefing lines on my boa, but will probably upgrade the halyards, topping lift and reefing lines to NER T900 at some point this year. It is stronger and lighter than the Sta-SetX.
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