Lines aft - what''''s best?
Thanks to all who responded and despite the healthy differences of opinion on the merits of various reefing systems, it has got me thinking properly about the various issues.
I have started with making some good layout skeches and will aproach each system on a one by one basis - rather than make wholesale changes and not be sure of the gains. As a first step I rearranged my mainsheet, seemingly with less friction and no loss of purchase. The coachhouse mounted traveller ((my big hate) is next.
Anyway, I''ve already decided to leave some things as they, following the KISS principle. I haven''t decided on the reef system yet!
Again, thanks. A happy and healthy 2004 to all.