of my staysail, not rigged properly, simply to give you an eyeball of it.
I'm thinking the reefing process could be ....
1. lower halyard
2. tie a newline from the shackle on deck
up to the ( reefed ) luff cringle.
3. untie the old ( unreefed ) luff line
4. undo the Bowline attaching the inactive / windward sheet from its' current
(unreefed ) leech cringle. Then tie that sheet with a bowline into the reefed cringle.
5. do the same with the active sheet.
6. raise halyard
I'm thinking if I do this in anything other heading downwind, there will be slapping and shaking and noise
and my swearing and other such difficulties.
I'm looking for suggestions / questions / comments that will make the whole process simpler and certain for an ( in effect ) singlehander.