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post #7 of Old 05-11-2009
CalebD
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David,
I only see 1 block on the side of your boom which looks like it might be set up for the first reef point. There may also be a becket (eye) on the other side of the boom for securing the end of the reef line.
It looks to me as though you need to add another block and becket to the boom for the 2nd reef point.
Reefing the main can be messy and I have rigged our main in a similar fashion as you did which nominally works but is not ideal. Necessity is the mother of invention though and you were able to sail even if it was a bit messy to the eye.
I can't comment on whether the sail was made for your C30 or not. Unless you are planning to get a new main soon go ahead and attach the extra hardware for the 2nd reef point to the boom. It will be easier and slightly prettier if you do.

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