Reefing questions for the team:
We paid for the "auto" reef1 option on our Helia and have had the chance to use it several times. It works fine when we decide to reef when putting up the main initially and are head
without the genoa
out. We do find that there is too much friction in the system when trying to reef down with some pressure on the sail. The tack comes down fine; however the clew is very loose therefore poor sail shape. Yes, we can roll in the jib
, engines on, head
, tighten the auto reef, reset the jib
. This does not seem very "auto" to me. Any suggestions.
Second reef. This is really the reef I would like to make auto. I am thinking about separate tack and clew reef lines led to the helm
with rope clutches
. Any suggestions here.
Thanks for your help. Our boat is in charter
with TMM in Tortola and unfortunately I am not there to work these issues out on the deck
except for our 3-4 annual weeks on board. Your help keeps me sailing more and scratching my head less.