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post #8 of Old 11-06-2007
Don Radcliffe
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Don't worry--use the eyes on the bottom of the isomat boom for the reefing lines, as they built to take mainsheet loads and are plenty strong enough. The line should go from the sheave in the end of the boom, through the reefing eye on the sail, and back down to a bowline through the eye on the bottom of the boom. The eye on the bottom of the boom should be about 3-6 inches behind the eye on the sail when the sail is stretched out--if there is no eye there, you can drill out the pop rivets which hold the nearest eye then slide it in place and re-rivet.
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