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Old 30-03-2013, 23:15   #1
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Like a lot of you, I have several reefing lines, halyards...

...terminating at or near the mainmast. For organized storage of this line jungle, cleats are just ok, but never enough of them, too small, and I don't like drilling into mast or booms for this task. I remember that someone sold a large "mast nylon pocket-like storage thing" that was secured near the base of the mast by Velcro or buckles, drained well, and into which all sorts of line might be pushed into the several pockets that were available.

Was I dreaming? How do the smart sailors out there organize six or more lines near the mast in a bullet-proof manner (for those 2 am second reef sessions)?

Thx, Mike
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Old 31-03-2013, 02:00   #2
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Re: Like a lot of you, I have several reefing lines, halyards...

Basicly coiling and hitch.. no reason to complicate me thinks.
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Old 31-03-2013, 02:56   #3
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Re: Like a lot of you, I have several reefing lines, halyards...

Mike, it sounds like you know what the solution is, at least for you. To make such a rope bag is childs play for any canvas worker, professional or tyro. Don't need a "store bought" version... make it yourself, or commission a local canvas person to do it for you.

But most of us do the coil and hitch thing as mentioned in the previous post!

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Old 31-03-2013, 03:43   #4
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Re: Like a lot of you, I have several reefing lines, halyards...

One very effective solution is a stainless rack, like miniature granny bars, either side of the mast with a modern variation on belaying pins*, or something fancier, like springloaded clamps (vaguely like a test-tube clamp, possibly, but with looped ends so no nasty proddy bits)

* If only used for stowage of tail coils rather than actual belaying, pins can be turned from acetal or similar, each with a lanyard so they don't get lost.
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Old 31-03-2013, 12:50   #5
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Re: Like a lot of you, I have several reefing lines, halyards...

Thx for the input, everyone. I saw a canvas halyard mast bag, on one of the big ocean racers. Maybe it was a custom job.
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