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PeterSibley
08-10-2015, 07:03 AM
I'm putting together a boom for my lug yawl JIM at the moment and wonder if there are any useful attachments for pulling in reefs . Most of the photos of the rig show reef points on the sails but no obvious lines for pulling down the sail . JIM's mainsail will be about 120 square feet.

Could those that know give me a few tips or post a photo?

Peerie Maa
08-10-2015, 07:51 AM
Peerie Maa's mainsail is a bit bigger, the boom is 12 foot.
However this might help.
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp164/peerie_maa/Idiot%20proof/finished003.jpg
There is a topping lift.
There is a sheave in the outboard end for the clew outhaul, which is cleated well forward. I use a snap hook on the traveller (leathered rope) big enough to take the clew and two reef cringles.
The tack is simply pulled down with a reef pendant spliced into each reef cringle, lashed around the gooseneck fitting.

James McMullen
08-10-2015, 07:59 AM
Check with Yeadon. I think he's compiled a huge Flickr album of boat and rigging details. The infamous Sail & Oar™ cabal seems to have worked out a pretty well-tested setup and system for boats in your size range.

skaraborgcraft
08-10-2015, 12:31 PM
I have a set up similar to Nicks Peerie on a 96sq balanced lug. Two reefs with the luff and leech lines running through blocks lashed to the spar and coming to a cleat near the forward end of the centre of the boom. Loose footed, but often tie in the bunt of the sail when double reefed just to keep the sail from flapping around. Lazy jacks might well be worth considering. Not sure if i got any pics, but will post any i find.

SullivanB
08-10-2015, 03:53 PM
This Ross Lillistone video shows a simple jiffy reef setup on a Phoenix III. It's a smaller sail than yours, I suspect, but I wondered if it might be helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E35-enwImJw

PeterSibley
08-10-2015, 05:22 PM
Nick, how do you pull the leech down in a blow, do you use any tackle on the boom ?

PeterSibley
08-10-2015, 05:22 PM
This Ross Lillistone video shows a simple jiffy reef setup on a Phoenix III. It's a smaller sail than yours, I suspect, but I wondered if it might be helpful.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E35-enwImJw

Thanks , that will do nicely !

Yeadon
08-11-2015, 12:48 AM
https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6160/6141205230_8694920895_b.jpg

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6191/6141211022_ba85f3c137_b.jpg

https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6063/6140653705_82c8641925_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3424/3921034761_22ef4171ab_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2469/3921018479_d3c7ce4d8b_b.jpg

Yeadon
08-11-2015, 12:52 AM
A lug jiffy reef line runs from the boom up to the first reef point, through a shackle or clip, back down the other side of the sail to a shoulder sheave, then forward to a cleat.

Peerie Maa
08-11-2015, 02:05 AM
Nick, how do you pull the leech down in a blow, do you use any tackle on the boom ?

Set up the topping lift, heave to, with the weight off the boom pull down by hand and hook in. Is JIM balance or standing lug?

PeterSibley
08-11-2015, 03:50 AM
http://www.selway-fisher.com/Jimd1.gif

Peerie Maa
08-11-2015, 05:12 AM
Peerie's rig allows me to control the fullness of the sail with the out haul. If you don't need that go for a permanent lashing through a hole or thumb cleat. Then fit bees and use reef pendants at both clew and tack.

Jeremy Burnett
08-11-2015, 05:23 AM
Just been reading an interesting book,"Sea-Boats, oars and sails" by Conor O'Brien who all will remember for his cruises in "Saoirse" documented in "Across Three Oceans".
Anyway to return to the Sail and Oar book. Originally published in 1941 it is of course a little dated but still worth reading. The current edition is published by "Lodestar Books" in UK. There are discussions about the rigging of lug sails etc that I found useful when considering lug issues on my dinghy.

sharpiefan
08-11-2015, 10:30 AM
Just been reading an interesting book,"Sea-Boats, oars and sails" by Conor O'Brien who all will remember for his cruises in "Saoirse" documented in "Across Three Oceans".
Anyway to return to the Sail and Oar book. Originally published in 1941 it is of course a little dated but still worth reading. The current edition is published by "Lodestar Books" in UK. There are discussions about the rigging of lug sails etc that I found useful when considering lug issues on my dinghy.

Available from The Wooden Boat Store:

Sea-Boats, Oars and Sails (http://www.woodenboatstore.com/product/books-seamanship-sea-boats-oars-and-sails/other_seamanship)

http://cdn.woodenboatstore.com/images/uploads/300825-sea-boats-200.jpg

Steamboat
08-11-2015, 02:56 PM
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2469/3921018479_d3c7ce4d8b_b.jpg
Lot-o-power in that down haul!