[Public-List] Standing Blocks for Genoa Track
mainstay at csolve.net
Sun Oct 7 09:21:48 PDT 2018
I’d suggest your reefing system would work much better if you ended the reefing clew line on the boom near the gooseneck. You have to be up there anyway to put the tack ring on the hook… so why not combine the operations? The tack has to go on first, the the halyard tension is restored, the the clew is pulled down.
Further, a #16 will put a terrible amount of tension on that reefing line very easily. You’ll have to be quite careful not to overstrain the new foot of the main along the reef… The imagine that you’ve pulled down your reef… then you tack. Because the geometry of the situation at the gooseneck changes, your reef will either slack off or tension up. The later could easily tear the main if you’ve given that winch a 1/4 turn too much…
> On Oct 7, 2018, at 12:10 PM, Jonathan Bresler via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> 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.
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> Jonathan M Bresler
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