69342RE: [bolger] Re: Seaworthyness and stability Long Micro?
- Feb 10 7:30 AM
For reefing the Micro’s mainsail I like David’s reefing downhaul idea (though going forward to tie down the reef cringle to the tack doesn’t bother me much, especially if Maggie does it). But I prefer not to move the sprit boom forward. If you have a long enough piece of line on the reef clew, you can take a round turn around the boom and lead it aft, to the end of the boom or the original clew, making it serve also as an outhaul. This way you preserve the main sheeting angle. The YouTube video “Micros in the Harbor” shows both my and David’s Micros sailing reefed at Phil’s Memorial in 2010. I just accepted a down payment on my Micro, by the way. Maggie is disgusted with me. ---Mason
Sail was on sail track, not laced on. I had a ss hook tied to a piece of line and down to a block on the deck, then run aft to a small cleat on the aft edge of the deck near the cabin hatch. toughest part is unattaching and reattaching the sprit to the new location.
It has been a long time, but I think this is what I did.
Step 1. trim the mizzen in all the way
Step 2. ease the main sheet
step 3. ease the snotter
step 4. undo the halyard.
Step 5. pull on the reefing line and cleat
step 6. move the sprit to it's new clew on the reef line (this is the hardest part)
step 7. raise the halyard
step 8. trim the snotter
step 9. smile incessently and go sailing.
It probably took longer to type this than do it. all told about 2 minutes.
--- In email@example.com, Pat wrote:
> Hi Myles
> Thanks for sharing your procedure for reefing but could you elaborate on
> the reefing hook arrangement. When you say "My sail was on a track with a
> reefing hook attached...". Do you mean you have a line to the reefing hook
> from the cock pit?
> I was just doing a bit of research on the advantages of a wishbone boom
> similar to the Canadian Nonesuch design. A bit more complicated in
> construction and rigging but the lazy jack seems to solve the reefing
> vid of Nonesuch reefing sytem
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