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I have a second row of reefing points. Unfortunately, there is one problem about it. Take a look at my illustrated explanation:

I asked Mr. Ralph Roberts for opinion. He gave a fine suggestion: “…use a short piece of rope attached to the front of the boom, pass it round the mast, through the tack cringle, round the mast again, and then cleat off on the boom. This would then keep the sail pulled forward, and help to resolve the problem.”

I agree with Mr. Roberts, but if you are going to have the reefing points installed by the professional sail-maker, try to have them do the job properly and thus reefing the sail simpler, easier and safer.

Best regards,