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Old 19-09-2020, 00:58   #1
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Single line reefing on H28

I want to shift all my halyards and reefing lines into the cockpit of my yacht to avoid having to go up on deck. Has anyone done this and would you share your set up with me?
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Re: Single line reefing on H28

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Re: Single line reefing on H28

Is this your idea of a constructive reply? I just don’t know why you would write this when I’m asking for help?????
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Re: Single line reefing on H28

Hahahaha, way to go 😂😂😂😂😂😂
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Re: Single line reefing on H28

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Is this your idea of a constructive reply? I just don’t know why you would write this when I’m asking for help?????
Gord usually just welcomes the new members, and lets others answer the questions that have been posted repeatedly on here over the years.
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Re: Single line reefing on H28

Yeah man you can.
Run the main halyard down to a block and across the cabin roof into the cockpit.
Lots of people do it and I have seen h28's been been set up like this.
Get a furling foresail and an electric anchor winch and you can more or less handle the boat from the cockpit without much need to run ahead.
This all goes saying from a fairly amateur sailor however and I can't say much for the pro's and con's, perhaps that's best left to some of the more experienced members.
Or go digging through the archives.
Sounds like this question is not a new one for the forum.
But alas a new one for you so not to be discredited.

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Old 28-06-2022, 19:31   #7
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Is this your idea of a constructive reply? I just don’t know why you would write this when I’m asking for help?????


Finally someone says what we’ve all been thinking…

If it means anything Gord is likely the best at backing up opinions with some sort of studio or journal or verifiable factoid.
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Old 28-06-2022, 20:26   #9
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Re: Single line reefing on H28

Of course it can be done.
You'll need the halyard back to the cockpit. But also two lines for EACH reef; luff and the leech. (If you have the ketch H28 your mainsail may be small enough to justify experimenting with a single line reef system but in my experience there is too much friction).
Typically you will have to change the luff reef as it is probably set up to pull the cringle down over a horn or hook. Using a line attached on the side of the mast below the boom level the line feeds up through the cringle and down through a fairlead on the opposite side of the mast then back to the cockpit this will ensure it pulls the reef forward.
The leech reefing line is probably already set up to exit at the front of the boom so that just needs to extend back to the cockpit.
To work effectively you will want to set up two reefs. If it's a ketch then you can probably strike the main if you need less sail.
You will want to set up lazy jacks to hold the bunched sail. And also you probably have a gate in the mainsail track to remove the slides for the old reef system...you will need to make a closure for this gate so the mainsail slides stay captured.
The downside is that the halyard is no longer at the mast when you need to pull the sail right down so you have to watch how it is stowed in the cockpit to let it run out otherwise you're back and forward to untangle it when you pull the sail down.
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Re: Single line reefing on H28

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I would suggest updating your profile with your general location and your boat make & model or “Looking” in the "Boat" category. This info shows up under your UserName in every post in the web view. Many questions are boat and/or location dependent and having these tidbits under your UserName saves answering those questions repeatedly. If you need help setting up your profile then click on this link: https://www.cruisersforum.com/forums...ml#post3308797

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