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Old 04-10-2012, 17:08   #16
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Re: Reefing for older people (and boats!)

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Set up a Jiffy Reef system like this.

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Based on what OP described as his needs this is the way I would go.

The concern about friction may be there when shaking the reef out but that is done after the storm/squall has passed and going to the foredeck to shake the lines is a lot safer.

In mast/boom furling is an option if OP wants to spend $15-20k on a new rig...
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I am a little confused by the path of the lines. If you have one, or two line reefing- wouldn't the rotation of the boom bind the line that runs from the boom to the block on the mast?

After running the main halyard to the cockpit, was pondering running the two reef lines back also. But the physics seemed to indicate that the reefing line would impede boom movement.

But I could be over thinking here.

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I am a little confused by the path of the lines. If you have one, or two line reefing- wouldn't the rotation of the boom bind the line that runs from the boom to the block on the mast?

After running the main halyard to the cockpit, was pondering running the two reef lines back also. But the physics seemed to indicate that the reefing line would impede boom movement.

But I could be over thinking here.

Thanks

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Yeah - You are overthinking it. Thousnds of boats drop lines at the forward end of the boom to turning blocks at the base of the mast, reef lines, outhauls, cunninghams, main sheets etc.

Very common setup up. The lines are so close to the pivot point of the boom it doesn't matter.
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