Originally Posted by nolatom
Do you have jiffy/slab reefing, or am I looking at just reef point ties? If so, man, you're truly old school, but I guess if it works, it works, even if you don't have much luff tension. And I take it Oh Joy goes to weather without any headsail?
Except for the clothing, these could've been time-machine photos.
The first reef has a reefing line
but the other two don't yet. I have reef ties at every reef. Yes, I forgot to re-tension the the Main halyard (heat of the moment, trying to reef down with rookies aboard).
The Genny was up but reefed down to about 90% from 135 when these pics were taken. She'll go to weather without a Headsail just not very fast. The 135 blew out in 15-20 that night when we were flying three rags to windward.