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Thanks Sailingfool and Tweitz. I can picture it now, with either the line tied back to itself (with half hitches, I would think) or with a bowline around the boom. Come spring I'll have to try both methods and see.
tweitz -- what you describe matches the diagram in my manual. My main doesn't have the built in blocks. My setup is different than the manual.
Also the boat is setup for double line reefing, done at the mast. (Dogs on the boom, no mast or deck hardware to bring the lines down and back.) I'd have to add some hardware to bring the lines back to the cockpit. That would make sense, so I'll hold off on getting reefing hooks.
The new deck hardware is going to be below a bunch of other things on the priority list (harness, tethers, jacklines, life raft inspection, rudder bushing double-check, keel rust, radar, adding a 3rd reef to the sail). I do like the idea of having the 1st reef stay at the mast and the second reef done from the cockpit. And the 3rd too, if so equipped.
Last edited by Bene505; 12-04-2008 at 11:33 AM.
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