[Public-List] Standing Blocks for Genoa Track

Jonathan Bresler 262alberg30 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 7 09:10:18 PDT 2018

Thank you all for your thoughts and suggestions.
Much appreciated.  Off to the boat show now to
look, see, and decide.

Related question regarding blocks.
The main has two reefs.  Have a line rigged for the
first reef.  Line runs from the boom up to the clew reef
cringle, back down to the boom, forward to a single block
hanging from the gooseneck, down a block attached near
the base of the mast, and (finally!) back to the clutch on the
cabin top in front of a Lewmar 16 winch.

The tack has a ring that I place under the reefing hook on the

Want to add a line and similar arrangement for the second reef.

The question:  two single blocks at the gooseneck and the base of the mast
or one double block at each location?

Suggestions for a better way to run the reefing line?

Seems to work well, used it most recently on Friday when the mast head
was reading 15 to 18 knots.   The boat had pretty much the same speed
with full main as with a single reef.  The single reefed condition was
more pleasant.  Less heel, less pressure on the boat, overall more


On Fri, Oct 5, 2018 at 6:46 PM, Stephen Gwyn via Public-List <
public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:

> The sheaves in my blocks are looking worn.
> Standing blocks are tempting. In light air
> and slop they do flop around. And I use different
> jibs which have different sheeting positions so
> a bungy to the lifeline is a less attractive option.
> SG
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Jonathan M Bresler
S/V Constance Alberg 30 #262
Annapolis/Eastport MD

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