Question: I have a Hunter 40.5 with a single line reefing system which has more friction in it than a shooting star. What can I do to decrease the friction?
Answer: Yes, single line systems, particularly those that lead back to the cockpit, have a lot of blocks and turns and therefore a lot of friction. They only work well with the very best gear. All blocks should be adequately sized and have roller bearings. We are seeing a lot of undersized and cheap blocks on production boats. On Morgan’s Cloud we prefer to keep things simple and low friction by reefing at the mast and using a simple horn to capture the tack.