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Old 02-04-2011
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
If you read the post I was replying to, the poster said:

He was going to remove the bolt rope from most of the foot and use the bolt rope remnants instead of adding slugs, which is why I replied the way I did.
Jez, look what happens when you go to sleep. He being me was looking at options.
Always best to theorize before getting the tools out. Bolt rope still secure.
All good stuff tho.
Happy reefing, eventually.
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Another huge advantage, for me anyway, to going loose footed is that when I pulled the bolt rope out of the boom I had a place to for a bolt rope for the stack pack that I made for the sail. Sailrite's plan for the stack pack is to bolt or rivet two channels on the boom, one on either side, to hold the bottom edge of the stack pack. By using the slot previously occupied by the foot of the sail I had a very solid anchor point for the bottom of the stack pack. And the sail sets and reefs better as a bonus. Win - win all around.
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