E32-200 How to Sew Reefing Dog Bones

“Dog Bones? We make them ourselves!” So says Professor Williams.

A “dog bone” in this context is a helper ring assembly that allows one to reef his sloop’s mainsail in the event the placement of a reefing cringle combined with the sail slides prevent the cringle from being attached to the reefing horn at the base of the mast.

I’ve had “prototype” dog bones fashioned from dyneema line for a couple of seasons. They look like this...
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