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Topic Review (Newest First)
06-27-2009 04:18 PM
johnshasteen
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Yeah, I know...just busting his chops a little.
Hey, I've killed a lot of brain cells since last I had to reef going downwind
06-27-2009 03:49 PM
Vasco I just ease the sheet, ease the halyard, take up the reef line, tighten the halyard a bit and keep on sailing. Unless it's really blowing hard I maintain my course and don't head up. Single line reefing, everything led aft.
06-26-2009 07:08 PM
sailingdog Yeah, I know...just busting his chops a little.
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Originally Posted by chrondi View Post
He (johnshasteen) surely meant mainsail, not headsail!
06-26-2009 06:42 PM
chrondi He (johnshasteen) surely meant mainsail, not headsail!
06-23-2009 11:33 PM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by johnshasteen View Post
Paloma has slab reefing, so we turn into the wind and the headsail drops nicely into place and stays put while we put the grommet into the kringle and tie it to the boom.
you have a slab-reefing headsail with a boom????
06-23-2009 10:39 PM
johnshasteen Paloma has slab reefing, so we turn into the wind and the headsail drops nicely into place and stays put while we put the grommet into the kringle and tie it to the boom.
06-23-2009 04:22 PM
Hesper Since I'm usually on my own, I go head-to-wind.
06-23-2009 11:45 AM
legarots I do it from a close reach or else heave to.
06-22-2009 11:50 PM
Valiente Same here. If the sea is flat (i.e. you are close into shore with the wind coming off the land), you may be able to reef with the main centered, but it's really not worth it.
06-22-2009 10:41 PM
billyruffn
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Originally Posted by Faster View Post
We typically round up to a close reach and put in a tuck before bearing off again.

Me too!
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