Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: on the boat - Chesapeake
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Check with a sail maker. Advice is usually free.
That said, on the handful of occasions I have had my third reef in I was very very glad to have it. Here on Chesapeake Bay I have the third reef line pulled out of the sail (just more weight I don't expect to get advantage from) but offshore it is reassuring to see that yellow line running through the third cringle.