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Single line reefing in dinghy daysailer
I'm in the midst of adding some additional rigging to make sailing my 15 foot centerboard easier to sail and easier to single hand. I'm thinking about setting up a simple single line reefing system by adding two small cheek blocks to my boom, such that a reefing line would run from the clew reefing cringle down through the aftmost block, along the boom to the forward block, up and through the tack reefing cringle and back down to a cleat on the side of the boom.
Appropriate or overkill? Currently to reef, I have to tie two lines. One from the clew cringle 225 degrees down to a cleat on the boom, and another through the tack cringle around the gooseneck. A one line system seems like it would be a million times quicker and simpler.
Go sailing now my brother,
It's later than you think.
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