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In boom furling?

This may be a dumb question but why is it that anytime somebody talks about main sail furling they talk about in mast furling?

I would think that in boom furling would have some advantages over the mast version:
- shorter rod means easier furl
- the weight is lower and smaller
- it's more like an infinite reefing system.

To me the last point, the fact that when you reef you bring the sail down, would mean that in-boom furling would give a lot more reefing options.

Am I wrong? Are in-boom reefing not available?

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