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Andrew, when you say very expensive bit of kit, I am assuming you are referring to the Bartels system as descibed in the article link supplied by Bob Harland? I too thought it was very expensive when I did my research some time ago, which is why I bought the Helyar system at a fraction of the price. The system works perfectly well and provides great peace of mind in that reefing can be handled from the cockpit in an instant. The other benefit is that when mooring up for a bit of a rest the sail can be fully furled and left on its Highfield lever ready to go, so eliminating potential damage to the genoa from luffing.