quote:[i]Originally posted by fssaeditor[/i]
[br]The original Scot rigging did not have a mid-boom block. Sheeting went from the aft end of the boom to a winch mounted at an angle on the centerboard cap. The gooseneck still is built with a pin and spring so you can pull the boom away from the mast and turn it to roll the main (as, from your comments, you already know). That original rigging allowed roller-reefing the main. You can also envision that the boom vang would have to be removed.
So, today you could roller-reef the main if the mid-boom block and vang were removed. I would proceed with caution, unless some of our good forum folk can offer encouraging advice.
My reason is that if you are reefing, you're doing it for control in stronger winds. To forego the control advantages of the mid-boom block and vang would make me nervous.
Flying Scot Inc. offers a jiffy reefing kit ($68.30) which includes the mainsail grommets, line and other hardware needed to reef the main while still having the mid-boom block and use of the vang.
I don't have jiffy reefing now, but did at one time, and it worked very well.
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