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Reeflng, was: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots'

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Posted by Alex Forbes on January 22, 2017 at 12:05:11 user Pitsligo.

In Reply to: Re: Review of 'Swallows, Amazons and Coots' posted by Martin Honor on January 22, 2017 at 09:20:40:

Cool: I learn something new every day. Thank you!

For reference, to reef my gaff-rigged sloop, I take up on the topping lift to carry the weight of the boom, ease the throat halyard and make the tack pendant, ease the peak and make the clew pendant, then make fast the nettles along the boom. Sweat up the halyards and away we go.

From the sounds of it, Swallow is the same as my sloop. Goblin, with her roller-reefing boom, was different, of course. Any other instances of reefing in the books, to use as reference? As often as Knight appears in AR, I'd be interested in what other examples provide.


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