Originally Posted by MedSailor
Do you guys think boom lift is helpful at all while reefing?
It seems not for you. Boom lift prevents the boom to get lower than what should be. I don't understand why your boom goes up. If you are lowering the main and have not the boom secured by the boom lift or a have strong boom jack, the weight of the sail should bring the boom down.
The only thing I can thought is that you have a very powerful boom jack but if that's the case you have just to pull it down to the right position before reefing.