I am getting rid of the single
line reefing on my C270 and replacing it with a simpler more flexible system such as slab or jiffy reefing for the main and a foam luff for the Genny.
Re: the main, I want to place blocks on the boom through which the reefing lines will run down from the reef clew cringles and then forward to cleats
I will also put on the boom. I know you want the blocks a bit aft of the clew so it will be pulled out as well as down when reefing, but I don't know how far. Any formula's for this? If not, any advice
would be appreciated.
For anyone familiar with this boat
, I am wondering if I will really need a winch
on the boom to help with reefing. Seems small enough to me (about 160 sq. ft.) I can muscle it and keep things simple.
Also, it seems to me you want the CE moved more to the center as you reef, which happens when you reef a main. However, unlike a cutter
or solent rig where the staysail helps move CE center as you reduce sail, furling
the Genny, even with a foam luff, would move the headsail CE forward. What is the theory/ effect involved here?