[Public-List] reef line diameter
morris.lc at verizon.net
Tue Aug 26 20:49:55 PDT 2008
None at all. however I think the chafe of the sail is a non issue.
You probably get more chafe from the leach of the sail hitting the
backstay on every tack and jibe than from a topping lift. I have
sailed boats for 30 years with an attached topping lift you described
and never noticed any chafe.
On Aug 26, 2008, at 9:29 PM, RogerW wrote:
> Hey John, How about this for topping lift:
> A ring lashed to the backstay somewhat below the boom end when
> sailing (like INKA has). Then for a slight improvement, maybe, a
> short loop of bungee cord that would be at the right length that
> after hoisting the main, head to wind, you lift the boom by hand
> (slight bit of slack in sheet), release the topping shackle
> (preferably a pelican hook), and attach to bungee. The topping lift
> would not have to be un-cleated and re-cleated each time.
> Anyone else see problems with that? RogerW
> John Scott wrote:
>> Anyone have an opinion (how about that for a start?)... for the
>> optimum diameter for reef lines for an A30? Also, my topping lift
>> is attached to my boom, even while under sail. Its convenient, but
>> over time it would seem that there's good potential for chafing the
>> sail. Does anyone have an alternative setup?
>> Thanks in advance.
>> John Scott
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