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Re: Good ideas. Not exactly a universal method.


One of the features of the rig we use is that the tension on the strap between the bottom slide (locked in) and the gooseneck, remains constant. So when I douse the mainsail for the night, the reef stays in; I just furl the working area above the reef. Obviously, if I want the full sail the next day, I simply release the strap and the reef line and haul away. Preferring to "unreef up" than to "reef down," we often leave the reefs tucked in overnight.


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