Originally Posted by Ex-Calif
You absolutely, positively, will never, ever, in a million years need that second reef.
Hear him, but get them to put the cringles in anyway! 100 dollars vs new stick and wires and asstd bits of string is a no-brainer choice.
And while they're knocking holes in your rags and your wallet's open, get them to put a flattener in. It's a single
clew-point halfway up the leach towards the first reef. Yanking that home, and hauling in a fist of cunningham delays reefing by at least 5 knots of breeze.
Maybe you'll never even need the first reef then?