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Re: Boom rise with reefing... How much?

It varies from boat to boat. I have sailed some in which the boom does not rise at all.

You want your reefing lines taut so that the sail flattens and depowers. Going upwind the sail should be luffing when you reef; there should be no tension on the mainsheet. Reefing going downwind can get tricky.

The extra mainsheet should not be an issue.
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