SailNet Community - View Single Post - Main Sail question, No reef points?
View Single Post
  #8  
Old 11-30-2010
BubbleheadMd's Avatar
BubbleheadMd BubbleheadMd is online now
Chastened
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 2,805
Thanks: 0
Thanked 49 Times in 46 Posts
Rep Power: 5
BubbleheadMd will become famous soon enough
Send a message via Yahoo to BubbleheadMd
My dockmate had (past tense) a main with no reef points. Although it lasted for a while, he flogged the hell out of it in heavy air, and finally one day, it literally exploded.

If anyone here understands a limited budget, I do. Spend the money, get a single, deep reef point sewn in or you'll just be buying another sail soon. Worse, you may find yourself in weather where you can't keep the boat on it's feet because you don't have it.

Think of it as "passive" safety gear.
__________________
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook