Once known as Hartley18
Single-line or two-line is kinda personal preference, depending a lot on the sort of sailing you want to do - although single-line is more complex to set up, so, seeing as how you're a recent convert an' all, I'd think you'd do better starting with 2-line and change if you don't like it.But now we have slab reefing, two points thank you, and no hardware to go with it. Seems single line is the way to go for a boat our size but I would like everyone's thoughts.
I'd suggest tying down the tack just as you've described, but for the outhaul end.. yes, you're going to need to mount a (one) turning block somehow to lead it back to the mast. In the old days they used to mount the blocks externally, but can your boom handle another block in the end (alongside the outhaul)?Also, is there anyway to rig something to be able to use the reefing points until we do something more permanent? Can the clew and tack be tied down somehow? I have two open cleats just below my gooseneck on the mast. Seems I could run 5/16'' line from the cleat up through a ring, down to another cleat in a pinch. But what could be done at the outhaul end? Anything? Or am I stuck with piles more blocks on the boom? Seems there would be a simple fix from the old days so to speak before lazy jacks.