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post #5 of Old 06-05-2003
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Behind mast roller reefing

I have used a Dutchman system on 2 boats over a period of 13 years and was extremely pleased with it. Except for an in mast or in boom furling systen I can''t imagine a better system. Lazy Jacks tend to hook battens on a regular basis and I think a behind the mast system would compromise performance to an unacceptaqble degree. Especially pointing ability. A Dutchman system with a good low friction single line reefing setup like Harken''s kit is the way to go for easy mainsail handling.
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