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Yes, two line is the way to go. Simple, reliable, less line to haul, less friction, great sail shape control, cheap, allows different boom angles for heavy air vs normal, in other words everything you want out of reefing system. While single line seems like a great idea, there is a lot more line to haul, a lot more friction and heavier loads to deal with. One important tip is to mark the main halyard at its proper position. If you do you can simply release the halyard to its mark and pull in the tack line by hand without even needing a winch. Then all youy need to do is pull in the clew line which does very much require a winch near the end of its tensioning.
Last edited by Jeff_H; 02-29-2008 at 10:23 AM.