I recently got my Pearson
back from Sailcare. I had them clean it and add a set of reef points. (I am very pissed at them about several whopping charges they tacked on to the bill, but I will leave those complaints for another post.)
When I got the sail up and looked at the new reef points, I noticed they did not install a cringle at the luff of the sail. It was my understanding that there should be a cringle to hook onto the reef hook at the tack end of the boom.
Is there something I am missing here? Do they expect me to tie down the bolt ropes instead of using a cringle at the tack? Or did they forget to add a cringle here? They did add a reinforced cringle at the leech, but nothing at the luff (to be the new tack when reefed).
Can anyone clear this up for me so I don't make a fool of myself when I call to complain? Thanks.