The sail area on a sailing ship is designed for moderate wind. If too little wind, the boat could carry more sails and stronger wind is the usual surface too large. If there is too much wind, today Rev. Reefs i.e. reduce sail area. Wind pressure on the sail is less, so the boat is less skewed. Weather helm after Reefing also lower. That allows you to send less and so less braking. The boat is probably faster rather than slower, with the exception of the wind.
Carried away sail Reefing many sailors did not, because of the shame and ignorance. But also on the fact that produced during Reefing rolrif with risk of damage to the sail, by the roll of the bolt ring under the pressure of the sail.
A mainsail with a rolrif, you reeft through reeling the sail by rotation of the boom, it can be detached from the mast. On the back is a kota and mainsheet is usually equipped with a bolt ring, so that the boom can rotate freely. There is also a risk that the leech in carried away State upset because it is not strengthened so far to scratch. Even after the boom revningen is sometimes weird?? ??sit. A so called patentrif has much chance of an error. This is a mechanical device to rotate the boom.A new sails, Reefing can get properly out of shape and thus destroy.
Another system is the bindrif of Reefing. This is mainly applied on larger boats and round and flat bottom. With a bindrif reeft a with a new tactic and Clew to choose, for example, half a meter over the original. Require a wick, a reinforced hole fitted in the front and rear body. At the tack up on a Chase around here called hal s Sage in: take a sharp end of a short rope or a seal to tie the wick on the boom. At the Clew, using a line that is called the transverse bolt.
The piece sail between old and new in the body then the loosely bound together so that this part is no longer separate bijhangt. This is done with the reefknuttels: attached to the sail and on both sides of the droop short lines.
In this system of reefs, the disadvantages of the rolrif. Disadvantages of bindrif are:
- Permanent presence of knuttels in Sail air flow along the sail can easily affect
- The system can not apply in muslin cloth, since knuttels than could damage the sail
A major advantage is that a man at ease during the sail can Reefing or ontreven.
As long as you don’t sail very need of cutting down, you only need to do this in the mainsail. In high winds, most of the ships are already weather helm, including through hell so that breeding can continue ongereefd. In most cases this is not even intended to revats but one has a special storm jib, jib, which is smaller and more powerful than the regular one. This is used in the event that this sail must be reduced.
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