Here's what I have:
Laser style marconi sail with ropebolt (actually it's fully battened and have some nice roach, approx 48 sq ft in total). Using on 17 canoe with human ballast(me and maybe a crew member time to time).
Putting in reef cringles and this will allow slab reefing (bring her down to about 35 sq ft). Loose footed boom, bamboo, and carbon fibre spar.
Whole rig will also rotate in the partners. I don't want to junk up the carbon spar with glue on luff track and there are already grommets along the luff.
I need to be able to haul up, let her down for slab reefing and also to douse in a jiffy.
So here's my question: to bend the luff to this spar (round and tapered), should I lace (back and forth pattern), use hoops or some form of roband?
I have an Opti sprit rig with luff laced to spar but that is permanent lacing (ie don't need to lower and I just store the sail on the spar all season).
On this rig, ease in hoisting/dousing, low maintenance and least possible sail chafe are what I am after. All advice welcome, including rants.