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Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a diagram of the main reefing setup for a 1983 C&C 29 mk2. We have two reefing lines going back to the cockpit. See the attached pictures. For years we have been fair weather sailors and never had a need to reef the sails. Any suggestions would be great. There are two slots in the main sail next to the boom which I assume the reefing lines are looped back around the boom after going through the reef grommets.
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Re: Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

You appear to have two clew reef lines run conventionally through the boom (central picture). These may be run aft to the cockpit, hard to tell. It's more common to cleat them with cams built into the gooseneck.

You also have tack reef hooks at the gooseneck. The white lines that appear to run through your reef cringles on the luff are harder to define.. and one would have to follow them through to see what's up.

At the least your setup should resemble the drawing in the link, but for two reefs.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=reefi...4yOCJ6lrhBEMM:

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Please post pics when you figure it out!
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Re: Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

Good arrival with pics here: Update Your Reefing - Sail Magazine
I'd suggest not trying to find it so excited spacific to ur boat and do it right by more current setups

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Re: Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

The post "Faster" sent me looks just like the attached picture. We plan to take out the boat this weekend to put on the hard and have the bottom repaired and painted...blisters! But I plan to setup the reefing system and take some pictures. Will share with everyone! Thanks for all the advice!
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Re: Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

Typical internal reefing system. The clew lines are tied around the boom, up though the clew cringle, back down to the end of the boom. Line exits at base of boom at goose neck, Usually you'll have clutches where the lines exit boom if the reefing is to be done at the boom. Sounds like yours are led aft so you can pull the clew reef in from the cockpit. The tack also looks like it uses line instead of a hook at the goose neck. Would be nice if the tack lines are led aft along with the main halyard so you could reef from the cockpit. If that's the case might want to remove the clutch cams at the goose neck so they don't accidentally self deploy with boat motion. Their is a possibliity that you have single line reefing, not clear from the pictures. In that case you'll have a single line led aft that connects both clew and tacks via the same line.

Personally don't like single line reefing. Too much friction and line to pull on the few that I have used. Took longer, required more physical force and trips to the mast because of the length of the routing of the reefing line. Prefer double line with separate clew and tack reefing lines which is what we did with our boat and love it. Drop the main halyard to a marked point, pull in the tack line and cleat, retension the main halyard and pull in the clew reef.

The illustration above should have the clew bowline around the boom only, not around the boom and tack line as it goes forward. The tension on the bowline loop will add unnecessary friction to the clew reefing line.
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May i ask what is the thing that brings people to get a racer like a Morgan or a C&C or corvette. I have stayed on a Morgan 35 and day sailed on a C&C 33. Cabins are small, the amenities are minimal. Granted the speed is nice. 7-9.5 knots in 15+ winds is awesome but at what price. Ill do 7 knots on motor until the wind pics up to 12-15 and then throw sails up to get 6-7knots for free. But i get to be comfy all weekend. Other then speed, may i ask what is the attraction to these boats
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Re: Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

Anne.. it would be helpful to know what boat you're comparing to these two. Assuming the one in your profile pic? I see the T logo but don't recognize it as a Tartan...

btw - you'd go even a bit quicker if you stowed your fenders

Edit... I see you have the TMI 30..

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Re: Reefing diagram for 1983 C&C 29 mk2

Anne,

First I have to agree with you about the space of the interior of the 29 C&C, it is definitely a smaller beam than a decent cruiser of the same length. But I have to add that my dad bought the boat back in 1993, the only other sailboat either one had been on was a Sunfish about 10' long. Also the price and length of the sailboat fit what he was looking at that time. All us kids had grown up and it was just him and my mother, plenty of space for them for day sailing on the York River here in Virginia. Now that I have taken over the maintenance and the primary user of the boat I do feel the limitations of the size, especially now since I have two small kids who will be running around on it in no time. My wife and I joke all the time that if we "win the lottery today" we would certainly get a sailboat with a larger beam (i.e. cruiser) and maybe move up to about 35' for cruising up and down the Chesapeake Bay and maybe the Inter-coastal Waterway. But who knows, my 2 & 3 year old kids may grow up wanting race that C&C all over the place, should have enough persons in a few year for a good crew!


I also have to add that the 29 C&C sailboat is very nimble compare to the Catalina 30 my wife owned when we first met. To this day I'm still learning new things about how to tweak the sails or engine to get more speed. My wife always jokes with me that I'm too scare of the heeling that a racer is design to handle and never push to it's limits.
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May I ask what is the thing that brings people to buy heavy, underpowered slug boats that can't sail until there is 15+ kts of wind instead of something that is light and easily driven in the smallest of breezes?
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