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Re: Running reefing lines through the boom.
FW, I don't think what you describe will be practical. When you need to reef in worsening conditions trying to move the outhaul connection will prove very difficult, if not dangerous... And its not guaranteed that the boom end will be easily reachable from the cockpit.
Even the boom won't be compliantly sitting ther during the operation-you're quite likely to lose some teeth as the boom does its dance.
Slab reefing has been around a while- no need to re-invent the wheel.
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Last edited by Faster; 05-24-2012 at 09:49 AM.