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SD has suggested a solution if the issue is that the cam levers catch on the released reefing line. Another alternative is to remove the cam levers completely if the reefing lines run through stoppers, as the cam levers are then not needed.
If the issue is friction in the turning blocks and stoppers situated on the cabintop, then I'd say such friction is common - and not an issue as long as it doesn't materially hinder raising the main when shaking out a reef. If you are using a winch for raising the main the friction may not matter. That you notice the friction if manually pulling the lines back after dropping a reefed main, well just don,t worry about it, you caqn leave the reefing line as is until you next raise the main.
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Last edited by sailingfool; 04-27-2009 at 09:23 PM.