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Big freaking (Messy) Sail

It was blowing 20+ with gusts to 30 so we put in the second reef on a Catalina 30. It is way messy. The center tie downs would not reach.

Several problems:
1. It is hard to see but we have the tack side of the sail pulled down as far as it will go, but due to the sail cars staked up on top of the sail car stopper that is as low as it would go.
2. The angle on the reefing line to the clue is so bad there is no way it is going to pulled down to the boom. I think we need a second block on the side of the boom directly under the second reef to properly locate the reefing line.
3. As a temporay fix we used a seperate line to pull straight down but that didn't get it tight to the boom either either. I think if I would have loosened the reefing line a bit it could have been pulled lower.
4. Not sure this sail was for this boat.
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Last edited by davidpm; 05-11-2009 at 12:14 AM.
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