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Re: Running reefing lines OUTSIDE the boom
I have my reefing line lengths set so that when the sail is up, they just reach from the padeye, through the sail, to the cheek block on the other side. When I reef, they nicely reach the horn cleats mounted further forward on the boom, and the second reef point line just needs snugging up to prevent any loops hanging down.
Means I have to get the boom over the boat to reef, but it also means that there is nothing hanging down. I can't reef without the boom over the cockpit anyway as the main refuses to drop unless it's bang into wind.
1974 C&C27 MkII
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