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8:1 is probably overkill on almost everything. You're on a 34' boat...
I also notice that you're using single line reefing. I would highly recommend you use double-line reefing, as it gives you much more control over the reefed sail's shape IMHO and is faster and easier to use.
I'd also agree that having line clutches on the pole life and downhaul are a bad idea.
Finally, you'll probably want to angle the line organizers a bit more, so that the two or three lines are running very close to each other, rather than spread out the way you have them on the drawing. This is to minimize the deck area they take up and help reduce the tripping hazard.
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