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Hi Samuel,
I was thinking it over..
If you sail singlehanded , why  don't you bring the forward strop connection, attached to a line,   back to the cockpit simply passing it to a block at mast base? Then you only need a "choose yourself" fixed point to attach the line to in the cockpit.
This will prevent you for  going out to the bow which , in my opinion, could be a dangerous move  in high sea.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote samuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 April 2018 at 13:24
Originally posted by cptgood cptgood wrote:

Hi Samuel,
I was thinking it over..
If you sail singlehanded , why  don't you bring the forward strop connection, attached to a line,   back to the cockpit simply passing it to a block at mast base? Then you only need a "choose yourself" fixed point to attach the line to in the cockpit.
This will prevent you for  going out to the bow which , in my opinion, could be a dangerous move  in high sea.


I agree that going forward is not good but the forward strop needs to be bullet proof & it needs to be at a fixed point so I can just wind hard on the halyard without trying to balance downhaul & halyard.
The strop keeps the sail forward & the alternative would have to have some means of holding the sail in the forward position. That means another mast aligner It would also have to be adjusted to the correct position each time it was set.
Furthermore it would mean an additional line up the sail all the time. This would need to be gathered in every time I dropped the sail & it is hassle enough collecting the first & second reef lines. Especially so in choppy seas. I hoist & lower the sail dozens of times a year, but have only felt the need for a third reef a few times; so the hassle of going on deck is far outweighed by the hassle of a third line getting in the way.
As for additional lines in the cockpit I might tell you that I have the option of 26 control lines in the cockpit already & I do not want anymore.



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Hello all

I have a 3rd reef since last year on my 312

Did not use it till now but as from I have to take 2 reefs as from 25/30kn this is absolutely necessary

15kn 1 reef + jib
20kn 2 reefs + jib
25kn 2 reefs
Did not sail more than 25 so far, but who knows ...

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