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Old 11-05-2007
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Saltypat - Generally, for boats that use a boltrope to hold the sail to the boom, you will have a padeye installed on the side of the boom. You feed the end of the reefing line through it and then tie a stopper knot in the end (at least that's what I used to do on my last boat). Some may tell you to tie a bowline, but unless you can make it pretty small, a bowline would be pretty noisy in a blow. What size is your boat? SD brings up a good point regarding loads, but I would think the load factor on a padeye on smaller boats (under 30'?) would be OK... but that's just my opinion.
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