loose foot at clew

One of the most crucial elements in a neat reef is having the leech lines in the right place on the boom. Some older types of boom have attachment points on the bottom or side – but, if these aren’t accurately positioned in relation to the leech cringles, you’ll end up with an untidy, inefficient reef.

Our solution is to remove the bolt rope from the last few feet ahead of the clew slider, so you can pass the leech lines under the foot and secure them around the boom. This way, they’ll be able to slide to the best position automatically when the load comes on. Another example of simple, sensible solutions from Kemp.