We're about to put our baby on the hard
to start an extensive refit
. One of the many things we will do is replace our boom to accommodate the new sail plan Dudley Dix drew for us. Our boom is being extended about 5' and will measure 22' long. The main will go to 766 square feet. That's a lot of sail to reef even with a Dutchman or Slab system.....so we're giving some serious thought to an in-boom reefing system. The question is: Which one? Comments and suggestions appreciated. Another factor here is we are raising the boom about 2' in order to accommodate a new hard dodger
. This puts the boom very high over the deck
making any manual reefing system all the more difficult.
We've also decided to fit a roller furling jib
, so the same questions apply there. Which brand do you recommend and why?