Join Date: May 2005
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Sail Ties and reefing
I have seen sail ties on the Web that are loops of line with two knobs. I think that they are made for to be semi-permanent reef ties but I'm not sure. Does anyone have experience with them?
I have a 33' cutter I singlehand. My main has two reef points, with grommets. I want things simple, no lazy-jacks, etc.
Once last year I waited too long to reef and had trouble reeving the sail ties through the grommets. Problem made worse because my reef outhaul got fouled and I didn't figure that out for a while.
Anyway, I was looking for a way to afix sail ties into the main. I don't want to sew them in in case I don't like it and want to take them out later.