How to fit roller reefing to a small yacht

this is my first how to film


This is about Dylan Winter's Blog, Hunter Minstrel.

5 Responses to “How to fit roller reefing to a small yacht”

  1. 12 July, 2012 at 5:40 pmchapman says:

    Dylan, what are you doing? You’re not supposed to read the instructions until the end when there are three bits left over to put in the spares box.
    I like the trick with the bucket, very clever!

  2. 14 July, 2012 at 12:21 amchuck yahrling - O'Day 20 In Maine, USA says:

    Keep us posted how the plastimo works out, particularly about friction when hauling in. I’m interested for my O’Day 20, maybe. BTW Harken recommends very tight headstay to get easiest action.
    Did you have to modify luff tape diameter to fit in the foil?

  3. 14 July, 2012 at 7:54 amDylan Winter says:

    fits a treat Chuck

    although the boat was fitted with one of these in the first place back when it came off the production line


  4. 14 July, 2012 at 11:15 pmBob says:

    Can you do a short bit on what method you use to tension the forestay? I’ve got one of these which came with my Hurley but the forestay has a bottlescrew attached and I always have a bit of a struggle at the beginning of each season until I get it tight enough so I’m looking for new ideas. Apart from that it’s worked fine over the last five years that I’ve had the boat provided I don’t try to reef with too much pressure on the genoa which can cause the halyard to wrap. This means a trip to the bow which kind of defeats the object of the exercise…

  5. 15 July, 2012 at 7:19 amdylan winter says:


    I am going to try to hold the mast up with a dyneema lashing

    I will let you know how well it works

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