Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch
Pretty nifty design.
Question: the Goiot site says it fits into "Rutgerson grommets" of 25mm or 35mm. How about just regular ole grommets that I have on my sail? What's a Rutgerson grommet anyway>
Rutgerson grommets are one of the most common brand of grommets used by sailmakers for reinforcing the reefing clew/tack cringles. If your sail doesn't have Rutgerson grommets, it is a relatively simple matter for a sailmaker to replace them. The loft I had install my third reef used them for the third reef and retrofit them for the other reefing points so that the blocks could be used on my sail.
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