SailNet Community - View Single Post - Main sail lug attachment question
View Single Post
post #2 of Old 07-03-2011
paulk
Senior Member
 
paulk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,605
Thanks: 4
Thanked 26 Times in 25 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
That is so when the lugs stack up,(when you lower the sail to put in a reef), the sail doesn't get bunched on top of them, and you can hook the tack down properly to the boom. Otherwise, the tack wouldn't be down at the gooseneck, but would be up on top of the bunched lugs, and the reef wouldn't set properly. On some boats the stacked lugs might get higher than a crew could easily reach,too. Easier to see by actually putting in a reef than trying to explain.
paulk is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome