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Reefing Lines in Boom

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I have a friend whose reefing lines have come out of his boom. We have tried several things in order to re-feed these lines back through without any success. He is going to try and get some kind of long thin wire in order to feed them down to the end. I'm wondering if he'll have to remove the rivets on the cap (at the end) in order to feed these lines down and then reattach the cap.

Has anyone experienced this? If so, does this sound right or can you suggest another way to get the lines through?

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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

use a electricians fish tape. or stand the boom on end and use a weighted fishing line

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Used one to re-feed my reefing lines this year
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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

Yep, use a tape. They look like this and can be found at most hardware stores.

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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

First thanks so much for your suggestions!

Second, a dumb question. Would you attach the reefing line to this gizmo and then move it down the boom? Or would you feed the tape through first, attach a reefing line and THEN bring the line (and tape) back through?

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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

pull it back thru with the fish tape. you have a better chance getting where you want it with just the tape first.

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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

Bring the line and tape back through......
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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

Are you sure it just goes down the boom - single line reefing systems have multiple blocks and turns that make them work. It's not just a straight feed.

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Re: Reefing Lines in Boom

I don't think there are blocks inside but I will check this out for sure! If this is the case, I'm guessing that there may be more to open on the boom to get the lines back in place?
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