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Single Line Slab Reefing - In Boom

I am the new owner of a C&C 44. The previous owner does not appear to have used any kind of mainsail reefing system
According to the deck layout in the owners manual the boat seems to have a single line system for each of the upper and lower reefs. One to the port side coachroof, the other to starboard. The boom has many internal blocks.
I am aware of the limitations of the single line system wrt friction and independent control of tack and clew and view the single line system as a compromise but would like to at least try the single line system.
Can anyone help with the routing of the lines with this in boom system.
I will likely go to a 2 line system in the future but would at least like to try the one line system as in theory I have all the h/w available.

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Do a two line, I tried a one line, what a joke to a degree. Last monday while sailing on a 115, they had on the cunning ham, a reef hook, so you have the cunning ham with its removable hook that goes in grommets for the luff, the lines you are dealing with do the leach/clew. Very simple once one has seen how this works etc. You probably already have the cunningham setup too.

A neighboring boat owner and I were talking thursday about the same issue, showed him what I just setup, and he goes, "I already have that!" problem solved!

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Marty,
Thanks, that sounds like a good approach. The more I think about it the less sense it makes to bother trying single line. I'll go direct to two line and use the in boom blocks to handle the clew.

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This setup worked very well for us tonight. No jib and a reefed main and still doing 6.5 to 7 knots! Fun evening racing in a new C&C!

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