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Reefing set up on RL28
Hello fellow RL'ers, I,m wanting to set up reefing lines for the Main sail on our RL28 but don't know how they were originally designed and where ropes ran,fittings etc, would appreciate any help, cheers Phil
Phil & Cindy10-Jan-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Reefing set up on RL28
Phil.
Tie off the outer end of the reefing line (pre stretched rope for preference) as sketch,and pass the line thru the sail and down to a cheek block (best adjustable on a track) then along the boom to another cheek block at the mast end, then up thru the sail and down to a turning block at the bottom of the mast.
See tips and modifications page---- "Have you ever set a reef"

Rob Legg16-Jan-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Reefing set up on RL28
Gidday Rob, thanks very much for that info as we are doing up No.83 ,not all parts on boat, .and new to sailing, so it has been a challenge which we r enjoying. read the tips page, a lot of great info. Thanks for a great boat, cheers Phil and Cindy
Phil20-Jan-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Reefing set up on RL28
If you hint where you are located, there might be local sailors prepared to assist with the rigging.

Also rig the single line reef on your top reef because once you decide to reef, that is probably the safest while you figure out how you want to sail. You can the set the first or second reef with shorter lines the shake out the single line reef to increase sail.

I do lots of motor sailing with the reefed sail to cruise in comfort.

Trailer sailer place site has lots of helpful advice on reefing trailer sailor yachts.
greg20-Jan-2016    Edit    Delete 
Re: Reefing set up on RL28
Thanks Greg, will set for top reef till get a bit more experience, we're in hervey bay, will check out other site. cheers
Phil30-Jan-2016    Edit    Delete 

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