Reefing : with wishbone booms and mast track

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Reefing : with wishbone booms and mast track

Postby VeloFellow » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:05 pm

Show me what you have! I love pictures.
your set up and pictures in action if you have any.

With the wishbones and tracks, I want to make sure I don't stress the track when reefed.

Single line?
sail blocks?
sail ties?
Tack or and clew straps around mast/boom?

This past week was our first sail in conditions where I might have reefed mizzen and main 19-26knots noaa. You might just carry full sail. We sailed with full main and bleed a lot.

Mike
1981 Freedom 28 CB CK (Hamble built aka F30 Freeform)
Mike
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1981Freedom 28
Currently sailing Tampa Bay
Buit by Fairways Marine Hamble England
cat ketch, centerboard , wishbone booms, tides track slides
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Re: Reefing : with wishbone booms and mast track

Postby VeloFellow » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:31 pm

Ok, all of you freedom sailors with sail tracks and wishbone booms . You never reef. No one with mast tracks and wishbone booms has reefing lines.

Really?

Please let me know what you might plan for reefing if you ever did.

As i am sailing more I wonder if I will be sailing with the full main and mizzen with or without mizzen staysail, Main only, reefed main no mizzen ---as my configuration-.
Mike
s/v Clave'
1981Freedom 28
Currently sailing Tampa Bay
Buit by Fairways Marine Hamble England
cat ketch, centerboard , wishbone booms, tides track slides
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Re: Reefing : with wishbone booms and mast track

Postby VeloFellow » Sun May 31, 2015 12:01 am

I have been using separate reef lines together with a mast strap to take load off the track a bit.

I Spent four days sailing the Tampa Bay area over Memorial day. Double reefed the main for practice, but again I am using a multiple part system.

Also in trying to heave too, I found myself with sails trimmed for a broad reach and hard over to be broad reaching in reverse. Stable. I was able to eat, put on some more sun screen all the while backing my way across tampa bay or together with my tacking repeatedly reefing as the wind dropped.. I think I was mistaken for an abandoned boat,

Still, if someone is proud of their single line reefing system for a Freedom with slides single ply and wishbones I would still love to see photos.

Mike
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s/v Clave'
1981Freedom 28
Currently sailing Tampa Bay
Buit by Fairways Marine Hamble England
cat ketch, centerboard , wishbone booms, tides track slides
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