I am anxious to hear also, being new to the sprit boom myself. I
sailed a boomless gunter rig for years and reefing it was a snap. In
my sprit boom rig, I sewed two rows of horizontal reef points instead
of the vertical ones shown in Chapelle's "American Small Sailing
Craft"- someone said somewhere that the vertical points drastically
reduce sailing performance.
I have not had to reef my sail yet, but I expect it will take a
little getting used to - with the sprit boom in the way and all. I
added carabiner style clips to the snotter, tack and clew to make it
quick to re-rig after reefing. We'll see.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Derek Waters" <dgw@d...> wrote:
> I'd be very interested to learn how different group members have
approached the issue of reefing Bolger-esque sprit boomed sails, and
what form of luff attachments they used. Jim Michalak has some useful
information, and I've been re-reading 103 rigs, but nobody seems to
have anything close to 'the ultimate' answer. How about you guys?
> (still basking in a dubious sense of self-satisfaction coming from
the recently completed 'birds-mouth' mast for the Nymph :)