Re: reefing and luff treatment
- 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 :)
--- In email@example.com, "Frank San Miguel" <sanmi@c...> wrote:
I am anxious to hear also, being new to the sprit boom myself.
Jim Michalak has two essays on this. He comments on both the good and
bad points of three approaches.
15jun99, Sharpie Sprit Sails, Frolic2
1jul99, Sharpie Sprit Sails, JonJr