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So I was not wrong Thanks for the confirmationA reef-point is a short braided rope / line hanging on both sides of the sail.
The length of a reef-point is the same on both sides of the sail.
The reef-points are fitted through a series of eyelets (reef-eyelets) located along each reef-band (1, 2 or 3) across the width of the sail.
Once the rope is passed through the eyelet, a knot is tied on both sides of the sail cloth / eyelet to secure the reef-point.
But this was a profession of it own...... on a ship of the line, they had several men on board only to take care of the status of the sails, means sail-making..... very important men, like the carpenters alsoCheers guys makes sense now but what a bummer of a job on a ship of the line