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    Posted: 31 Oct 2010 at 9:30pm
Hi,
I'm seriously thinking of installing single line reefing system this winter.
Any help/ thoughts most appreciated - espec. wrt. whether of not I need a new boom, best place for clutches, etc.
Many thanks
Jon
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HI Jon,

If you have a later Selden Boom you can buy a conversion kit. The Richard Rouse at Ocean Rigging (01590m676292) in Lymington will be able to help. You may well need your mainsail modified as well. 

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Thanks Richard,
Do you have this system fitted? & if so are you happy with it? What would you change if anything?
Do you think it's a good idea?

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Hi Jon,
I didn't get it fitted in the end primarily due to budget constraints, I have huge list of "needs" for the AZAB. A new Selden boom if yours cant be re-fitted is about £600, I cant remember how much the kit was but if you send a photo of your boom (particularly its profile) to Richard he will be able to tell you if it can take the single line reefing kit. Pete Sanders explained that the mainsail would need modifying as the depth of reefs are dictated by the length the slides inside the boom can travel. I also had some concern about things jamming inside the boom and in the end decided to keep it simple and save money. 
Sorry I cant be more help.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 2010 at 8:45pm
thanks for all the info.
As ever this is sounding more complicated/expensive than anticipated.
My prob. at the mo is I have some bits led aft and some up by the mast. it would be good to have them all in one place! and it would be good to prevent those nasty tack 'horns' ever digging into the mast again.
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I have a Selden single-line reefing kit fitted.  It works and I like it a lot.  The only caution is that the boom length limits the height of the second reef, so you need to make sure it will work with your mainsail.
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