Cruising Sails - Albacore

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Trevor C
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Post by Trevor C » Wed May 17, 2006 4:23 pm

<font color="blue"><font size="2"><font face="Times New Roman">The mainsail for my Alb needs a set of reefing points. How far up should they go?</font id="Times New Roman"></font id="size2"></font id="blue">
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Post by Rupert » Wed May 17, 2006 10:48 pm

Just below the bottom batten.

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Post by Ian Malcolm » Thu May 18, 2006 11:42 am

Mine has two equal depth reefs, When both are in, the head is down to the hounds. I think that puts the first reef just above the bottom batten but would have to look at the sail to be certain. With both reefs in, its advantagous to change to a smaller jib. A mirror jib set on a 6" strop from the stemhead works well for me.
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