Originally Posted by Mikado
Thanks Atoll. Now that I know what it is, I Googled slab reefing and found a lot of great articles, including proper use, pros and cons, etc. It appears to be the way to go for "at the mast" sail reefing.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge!!
no worries mate
is a relatively good system once you get the hang of it.
technique with main up.
first release mainsheet and depower sail.
then drop the sail with the main hayard as far as the eye in the bolt rope
insert into horn at the gooseneck,then retighten main halyard
then pull in corresponding reefing line untill taught,then tighten on the winch and apply brake or tie off to cleat once leach is pulled tight at the end of the boom.
you may need to tighten the topping lift
to raise the boom a bit also