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Old 07-05-2011
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Agree roller reefing (common in 60s and '70s)----Bad, you never get any real outhaul and sail is too vertically creased, and too baggy for the breeze you reefed for.

Having a vang----------------------------------------Good

Having jiffy or "slab" reefing-------------------------Good. You'll need to see your sailmaker though, to put in the cringles and reinforce the cloth in way of them and along the "new" foot. And of course the boom hardware and cheek blocks to make the aft jiffy line work
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