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post #6 of Old 05-16-2003
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single line reefing?

There are three main downsides to the single-line reefing systems that I have encountered: 1) a lot of friction, 2)having to overhaul a huge amount of line and 3) Not being able to adjust the clew independent of the tack. I really like slab reefing systems but prefer a two line reefing system as they tend to be quicker, and easier to tie in, more reliable, and allow you power up the reefed mainsail or blade it out depending on point of sail.

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