|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|06-15-2009 04:35 AM|
|m1196||Thank you everyone for your help|
|06-15-2009 12:23 AM|
ask and we shall receive
i am so worn out, 15 hour day out on the boat
|06-15-2009 12:12 AM|
|06-15-2009 12:00 AM|
|scottyt||hunter 27's have the sail entry slot too high, when you put in the lock the bottom 2 slugs wont go down far enough. there are 2 options one take out the stop and let out 2 slugs. the other option is to make a gate that screws over the opening and lets the slides go by. there is some one with a pic of their boat who did this here, but not a hunter|
|06-14-2009 10:40 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
The best solution IMHO is to get rid of the sail track stop completely. You can fabricate a piece of aluminum to partially close off the gate (wide spot that you feed the slugs in.) The idea is to make the slot in this portion of the mast the same width as in the rest of the mast and keep the slugs from falling out when the sail is lowered. This allows the slugs to drop all the way down to the boom and simplifies reefing. (You attach this aluminum plate with a couple of screws after the slugs are inserted into the mast; you remove it at the end of the season when you take the sail off.)
|06-14-2009 07:54 PM|
Originally Posted by MedSailor View Post
|06-14-2009 01:04 PM|
Quick and easy solution is to tie a loop of line through your reefing point. This loop will hang down far enough and can be put through your reefing hook. Basically it's a poor man's dogbone and quick to rig up. I put them on my mainsail while underway in order to make reefing quicker and easier.
A fisherman's bend is a good know for this and 7-8mm cord would probably be a good choice. You'll have to experiment with the length a little.
|06-14-2009 11:15 AM|
|sailingfool||Your mainsail should have a three foot piece of rope attached along the lower part of the luff, which is external to the sail's luffrope. The track slides on this part of the sail are on the external rope, not the luffrope. When you lower the sail, the external rope hangs lose allowing the material containing the reef tack to hang down as far as the reef hook, permitting the hook to be properly attached. The sail should have been cut with a external rope tail like such.|
|06-14-2009 08:43 AM|
Originally Posted by m1196 View Post
I'm working with my sail maker to change the situation, but haven't been able to get down to the boat when he was available. I am thinking a "dogbone" through the cringle with a small block attached will allow the reefing line to run both up and down on one side of sail, which will allow me to pull the tack past the slug stop, all the way to the boom. I just need to have my sailmaker look at it and make sure that solution won't overstress anything.
HTH. Good luck.
|06-14-2009 06:46 AM|
I just bought an older hunter 27, the other day was the first time I tried to reef the mainsail but when I tried to bring down the sail I couldn't pull the reefing point down far enough because of the sail track. All the slides pile up and I can't pull it down far enough. Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong here