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Just thought of it, Matt Sharman has a system that uses cheek blocks and still goes through the boom. I think it may work on a round boom too: Click here (PDF allert).

Please note that we all use a block near the goose neck that allows us to pull the reefing line in any direction. This is an important safety feature. Don’t assume you will be able to place yourself in to a position to pull the line straight forward when the going gets tough. Once you accept this the clam cleat behind it comes naturally.

BTW, Maybe you should consider, in contrast to Matt’s solution, putting the two reefing lines on opposite sides on a small boom like yours?