Originally Posted by gjordan
Four Winds, I am not sure what you mean by "runs through a mid point cringle". Reefing lines should run through the tack cringle and the clew cringle, but definitly not through the small grommets that are for tying in the loose sail when reefed. The points between the tack and clew are not designed to take any load, only for neatness. Many people dont tie them in at all. Maybe this is just semantics that I didnt understand. ____Grant.
Grant, ....let's see,.... yeah I screwed that up. Not sure what I was visualizing when I wrote that. Maybe the number 2 line that hangs down about mid sail when the 1 is set, I don't know. Thanks for the chance for another try.
My reefing lines haul down the clew only and cleat on the boom near the mast
. The tack is secured with a floppy strap through the crinkle with two rings hooked on the double hook at the gooseneck. So yes, secured by tack and clew.
Only just a year ago I learned not to tie the loose sail to the boom. And I shredded the leach line on my Jenny by not releasing it when furling
the sail. I'm a work
in progrees, but manage to get where I'm going and have fun doing it.