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Re: Reefing set-up for Contessa
Sorry, I had assumed a loose footed main. That is what most sail makers have made for the last decade and I'm not used to seeing boltropes anymore. If you have boltrope main then I would go for the padeye.
The velcro strap needs to hold the sail tight to the boom. There is a high area of loop to hook contact, and some if it is going through the cringle on the boom. It just takes a couple of minutes to set it up, and that isn't something that I'd want to do while reefing (especially if reefing on demand because of a sudden weather change).
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