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Hi,

I wonder if anyone has some advice on this problem. One of the reefing lines was pulled back inside of the boom; the blocking knot at the end came undone and before I knew it the end of the line was inside the boom.
 

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I had luck using a electricans fish, on a mast with internal lines. The fish is a thin metal ridged wire on a reel. You can get one at hardware store. Run it through the boom and tape the end of the fish to the reefing line and pull it back.
 

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Will agree with Radly53. the boat I race on is a 36 pearson with internal lines on the boom. the elec. fish wire worked very well. replaced both 1st and 2nd reef lines.
 

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I'm sure this is so simplistic it won't work for you as it has worked for me.

Just take the boom off the boat, stand it vertically next to a ladder or building (or whatever) and drop a weighted messenger down the inside of the boom.

Again, sorry if I missed something.

Paul
 

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In the past I have used small diameter pvc pipe and fed it in from the aft end of the boom. I tie a pigtail through a hole drilled in the end of the pipe and which I fish out with a hanger. It is very cheap and stiff and flexible enough to work well. The one caviat is that you need a boom end fitting with and access area.

Jeff
 

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Tanks for all the suggestions. I have an electrician fish tape so I will try that; I also think I may try the small diameter pvc technique. The line that is inside of the boom is the luff reefing line which I think it is attached to a plate that moves inside.
 
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