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Old 01-12-2011, 07:05   #1
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I am buying a 38 ft monohull,it needs a new main,Do I go with 3 reef points,or 2.If 2 I am thinking of installing a storm trisail track and having a sail made,I am not familiar with a trisail arrangement,just seem that dropping the main altogether would be easier than trying to bag and tidy up the main at the 3rd reef point needless to say in those kind of conditions,also any input on the trisail arrangement will be appreciated .Thanks all for your time
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3..... just don't wait till conditions are' like that...'
thats where/when lazy jacks come into their own...
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You are wright,I am a sissy sailor and reef quickly,That said I have seen weather change so quickly that even sissy get caught with there sail's up.
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You are wright,I am a sissy sailor and reef quickly,That said I have seen weather change so quickly that even sissy get caught with there sail's up.
Hey... me too... better a live sissy than a dead dork....
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If you're having a new sail built I would definitely include three reef points. The added costs of one more reef point is fairly negligible compared to the cost of a new sail, so I would definitely include it. I've never run into a problem controlling the foot of a reefed sail. Good ties, and lazy jacks work well.

This does not preclude a trisail set up if you want. I've never hoisted a trisail (although we do have a dedicated track). My sense is that deep reefing would be easier than hoisting the trisail on our boat (we have a very long boom), but I'm glad we have both.
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