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  1. What’s your choice furling headsail?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    What size furling headsail do you keep on your boat? How often during the season do you change your sail, if at all? I keep a 140 on my furler ALL season and just reef it’s in if I need less canvas up front. Am I heathen?
  2. Newbie rigging reefing line

    Gear & Maintenance
    Good Morning Sailnetters, I'm off to the marina after work today. The projects are 1) rig a reefing line 2) new gasket bead for thermostat, 3) check oil, 4) new hull #'s, 5) find electrical fault with knotmeter & depthsounder. I know I'll never accomplish all of that. Basic question is on a...
  3. reef line set up

    Seamanship & Navigation
    Hello, I have a question concerning the proper set up of a reef line (on a mainsail). Currently, on my boat there is an steel ring on the boom where the line is attached then goes through an eye on the sail and onto a block on the boom and finally the cleat on the boom. Now, on the side of...
  4. Optimizing Rhodes 19

    Seamanship & Navigation
    I have two questions: 1. I'm moving my late model Rhodes 19 to an area where 15 to 20+ knot winds are typical. This is significantly more than what I'm used to. Can anybody please guide me regarding what to expect in terms of when to reef the boat (it's in a protected harbor, so waves aren't a...
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