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I have a 1970's era roller reefing boom, it sort off worked if I rolled slowly and stretched the sail on the boom then secure a new line to the next grommet on the leech. This all took to much time and the sail was tired, so I now have a new mainsail with reef points and use the rolling boom for rolling the sail for storage when away from the boat for more than a week or two.
After you get it free with WD40 use a few drops of machine oil every few weeks. The mechanism probably predates more exotic lubricants.
1970 Havsfidra 20 by Fisksatra
On the Delaware River at Fox Grove Marina Essington PA