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Bob Harland

It is perfectly possible to use simple lanyards to secure the reefed tack and clew. The drawback with this simple setup is that reefing underway is going to be pretty difficult/unsafe. It’s fine if you are able to come alongside or tie-up to a buoy while you reef, or if you intend to reef before you set off. If you were cruising somewhere like the Norfolk Broads or Frisian Lakes/Netherlands then such a setup would be workable.

hope that helps