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Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing
This is a very interesting discussion, as I installed a two line-per-reef system last year.
The tack lines go up to a Gargauer block attached to the tack, then back down and back to the cockpit. This gives a 2:1 purchase at the tack. This works great with very little friction.
The clew lines just go through the clew eye, and there is more friction than I'd like. I tried a block there, but you could no longer pull the clew down far enough. A block with its associated piece of line attaching it to the clew, was too long overall.
I wonder if these low friction eyes would work instead?
Edit : just saw the Gioits, very cool
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