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post #3 of Old 05-29-2003
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what is slab reefing

Slab reefing is a variant of the traditional reefing that has been used for centuries. The innovation with slab reefing is that all of the loads are taken a tack reef cringle and at a clew reef cringle with a clew reef line run through the clew reef cringle. There will also be a tack reef line as well in which case it is referred to as a two line reefing system. Slab reefing can have nettles which are smaller lines in between the tack and the clew that are soley used to gather the sail for neatness but which should never be tied tight enough to be under load.

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