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original reefing on 28

Does anyone have a schematic on how the reefing system was set up in the boom. The lines have been pulled out and I would like to rerun them.
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To the best of my knowledge the line was never run IN the boom.

I ran mine back to the cockpit, and could pop one clutch and pull that line twice to put one full major reef in a new Ullman sail. Perfect.

Email me for the path if you need... randallmarquis at gmail dot com
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The original setup on my '76 2I8 was slab reefing for the 1st & 2nd aft cringles, lines running down to turning (cheek) blocks mounted on the boom - forward to cam cleats.

The forward 1st & 2nd reefing lines were apparently run down through fairleads and cam cleats mounted on the mast.

I took all this hardware off when I overhauled the mast & boom 3 years ago and reinstalled the aft reefing lines in a similar manner. New Main (built from a SailRite kit) has 3 rows of reefs. Now I use the Cunningham as my forward reefing line, with a snap shackle on the end of a 5:1 block system (Cunningham) snapped onto a high-strength carabiner that goes through the reefing cringle.

This system works well in a pinch, and I felt better keeping the fore & aft reefs separate (2-line). But I'm probably going to purchase more lines so I can run the forward reefing lines back to the cockpit. Hope that helps. ~Joel

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