I'm looking at the possibility of changing my rig to allow mainsail
handling, including reefing, from the cockpit
. So now it's Dumb Question Time.
Obviously there are many things to consider, but one I can't get my head
around is this: unless multiple slugs are dumped out of the track, the luff cringle will end up quite a bit higher up the mast
than its former position. This will mean the line of foot tension will not be correct and the sail shape will be very badly distorted.
How is this overcome in the normal conversion to cockpit