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You only need a ridge beam if you will are not going to have rafter ties
Without rafter ties the ridge beam must be calculated to hold the roof up
If you put in rafter ties you only need a ridge board

Which way is the ridge running ? 6' long rafters or 12' rafters ?
What slope roof ?
I do 16" OC...but we have snow here, I prefer plywood on the roof
Not sure if 1/2" OSB is rated for 24" OC
 

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2x6 rafters use a 2x8 ridge board
I'd go with a 16' 2x8 & add on another 8' for the 24' length
Or if you are going over on each gable end use a 10' 2x8 & cut off the extra
Use splice plates to tie them together

You could get a 24' long 2x8 from a lumber yard, but transporting it home might be a problem
 
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