Reefing the Main

I have searched the posts [ed. see the old forum] about reefing the main and still have a couple questions. I want to single hand this winter and have a 2nd Main that has reef points sewn in. Is it as simple as having several short lines to tie it off on the boom or am I missing something?[ed. posted by jakr...@mindspring.com ] FSSA Forum editor

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A jiffy reefing kit is available from FS Inc.

A jiffy reefing kit is available from FS Inc. which takes care of the concerns mentioned on other posts. It also works well for single-handing. The sail does need to be modified but it sounds like yours may be all set. Check with FS Inc. They can send you a drawing of how the jiffy reefing is set up on the Scot. [ed. posted by Marty FS4831] FSSA Forum editor

That is correct.

That is correct. [ed. posted by Jim Worth] FSSA Forum editor

To prevent ripping your main, make sure the clew at the end of t

To prevent ripping your main, make sure the clew at the end of the boom is securely fastened to the boom and I suggest using very weak cotton string on the intermediate ties along the boom or better yet NO ties along the boom. I have repaired many a Main where the clew reef line came uncleated or broke and the next tie down the boom assumed a load the sail was not designed for and it ripped BIG TIME right up the middle of the sail. Bummer. [ed. posted by Dan] FSSA Forum editor