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    Tarp furling attachments...

    Ive been thinking about this since watching Shugs video and Barefoot Child sending me ideas about how to incorporate a reefing system into the TRL. I knew these existed... just havent had a chance to get out and find them.

    They are velcro wire tires. Used mainly for bundling all your AV wires together. The nice thing is they stay on the line because of their design. They are 8" long and .5" wide.








    Ive figured 5 is a good number for a TRL, and 5 come in right around 4.5 grams of weight.

    I think this is a better solution to cord and knots because its faster and the weight penalty is about the same as using cord.

    Thoughts, ideas?
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    I like it! One quibble:

    Reefing, as I understand it, is when you shorten sail, leaving part of the sail exposed to the wind. Furling is when the sail is lowered completely, and secured to the boom.

    Maybe some of the blow boat types can comment.

    In any case, nice solution!
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    Yes OldGringo you are right. I never thought of myself as a "Blow-boat" type. Now that's funny....I don't care who you are...that's funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    I like it! One quibble:

    Reefing, as I understand it, is when you shorten sail, leaving part of the sail exposed to the wind. Furling is when the sail is lowered completely, and secured to the boom.

    Maybe some of the blow boat types can comment.

    In any case, nice solution!
    Ill see if AS can edit the title for me!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot Child View Post

    Yes OldGringo you are right. I never thought of myself as a "Blow-boat" type. Now that's funny....I don't care who you are...that's funny!
    Blow-boat...just had to say it again.
    Thanks for all the ideas...Just need time to get them to come to fruition!!!
    I am not a gram weenie. , But Im starting to see the merits!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Reefing, as I understand it, is when you shorten sail, leaving part of the sail exposed to the wind. Furling is when the sail is lowered completely, and secured to the boom.

    Maybe some of the blow boat types can comment.
    OG's got it right, though flaking a sail on a boom is not the requirement of furling--simply dousing the sail and putting it to order does. When flaked on a boom, those velcro deals look much like the "gaskets,"- lines which tie the sail to the boom or yard. And finally, blow for running down wind, but with fore and aft rigs, when tacking we "suck."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailor View Post
    OG's got it right, though flaking a sail on a boom is not the requirement of furling--simply dousing the sail and putting it to order does. When flaked on a boom, those velcro deals look much like the "gaskets,"- lines which tie the sail to the boom or yard. And finally, blow for running down wind, but with fore and aft rigs, when tacking we "suck."
    Huh???
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    I like them too. I have been using 5 lengths of Lash-it that are cowhitched to the ridgeline. I found out at Mt Shasta that they are cumbersome with gloves on. I was thinking about some type of velcro attachments. Do they stay in place pretty well or slide freely down the ridgeline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    Huh???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawg View Post
    Huh???
    I'll agree with that!
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