Hi Swiebertje and Nick
Swiebertje, that’s the answer to a question I’ve had in the back of my mind for ages and have hinted at in previous posts, so thanks for a really good description of the process. Roller reefing was not an option for my sailing budget.
I would say I find it easier to simply trawl through old posts rather than use the search facility (I might not have mastered it). I would also say that the experienced cruisers that contribute here seem to go for roller-reefing (and there are a lot of old threads on it). However it really does depend what sort of sailing you are going to do, what sails you already have and budget.