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|03-01-2010 01:08 PM|
|sailingfool||You should be able to use your sail ties for nettles, they arn't otherwise in use when you need to put in a reef.|
|03-01-2010 11:27 AM|
Points to Consider
A few things to consider:
|02-28-2010 10:05 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
|02-28-2010 09:10 PM|
|sailingdog||Either should be fine. BTW, my friend's grandfather gave me advice on lines for slab reefing a long time ago... he said the reefing lines should be one size smaller or the same size than the smallest line you'd use for a halyard ... given that the lines are all holding the same sail in position, I think it makes sense to size them that way.|
|02-28-2010 08:56 PM|
Thanks SD. I'm buying some 1/4" double-braid polyester (probably XLS) to build lazy jacks as well, so I'll just get some extra for the reef points.
XLS or Sta-set seem like a good choice for a cruiser for the reef lines?
|02-28-2010 08:49 PM|
I'd go with 5/16" or 3/8" diameter for the reefing lines, and 1/4" or 5/16" for the nettles (reef ties).
|02-28-2010 08:40 PM|
Sizing reefing lines question
How does one spec out sizing for reefing lines? Our boat has typical slab reefing, but when we bought her, we couldn't find the reefing lines. So I have no idea what was there. Instead we used what we could find, but the line was old and needs to be replaced, and is probably oversized.
We cruise, and I'm planning to go with something like NE Sta-set or Samson XLS, which appear to have similar specs. But what about diameter?
Our Sabre 34 mainsail roughly 230 square feet, I believe. I've seen lots of info on sizing halyards and sheets and vangs, but not much on everything else.
And, while we're at it, any recommendations for line material/size for reef ties (through the sail)?