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I’m with Knuterikt. I usually leave a stopper knot in my reef #2 line and keep it on the boom. I too, have a “tag line” with a “pig tail” reeved on a continuous loop between reef 1 and 2 cringles. My reef lines are finished with Flemish eyes so it is very easy to reeve the 2nd reef line while under way. If I have to go the reef #3, I untie reef #1 line and re-reeve it using the reef 2 and 3 tag line. The only thing I disagree with Knuterikt is I think dyneema is too slippery to effectively hold a knot so I would keep the covers on. Besides, unless you are looking for less weight aloft, something like Sta-set will satisfy the creep and stretch needs of a reefing line.