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The boom strap is the only way to go... completely simplifies things and costs little. The only issue may be protruding fittings on the boom that might inhibit sliding the strap with outhaul adjustments, but even your reefing hardware should be forward of the strap.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)