Selden In-Boom Reefing

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Selden In-Boom Reefing

Post by NautiBits » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:29 am

Okay folks,

I've dutifully searched the forum for particulars on how to setup the reefing system. I have seen the page in the owner's manual. (BTW...is that the best manual we have access to? Part of it mistakenly refers to the Antares 44!!) But, it is just a picture and the words refer you to the Selden manual, which is not posted on PDQ36.com. I couldn't find it at Selden either.

My dilemma: I did not take it apart by accident. The PO passed away after disassembling it (and most of the rest of the boat). It was not put back together, even incorrectly, by the marine professional assigned that task. I don't know how much or what type of rope to use. I don't think I have it on board either.

I would benefit from a couple of pics of the way your's is rigged from boom to mast (base?) to collector to cam stop. I think I read somewhere that Selden sets them up initially with Blue rope for the first reef and Red for the second.

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Re: Selden In-Boom Reefing

Post by Page 83 » Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:38 pm

I'll try to dig up a drawing for single line reefing. It requires a winch, but is a fast reefing method. The two-sheave cars that move inside the boom are critical elements. There is some advantage to having a loose footed main for this system. The beauty of single line reefing is that no one needs to go to the mast to reef.
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Re: Selden In-Boom Reefing

Post by NautiBits » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:55 pm

Thanks.

I've got the reefing system working. I eventually found selden manuals online. I interpreted, measured, stewed some more, measured a few more times, and finally bought some rope from defender. I learned how to splice the braided rope and crafted some cute little eye splices to affix to the cars. One of the little plastic wheels did make a successful escape into the bay. Lesson learned... It works smoothly without the little bass turd, but I'll replace it. It was a fun little project and I like the results.


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Re: Selden In-Boom Reefing

Post by Page 83 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:37 am

Congrats. I've wondered if a long piece of Nylon sheet* would keep the cars and lines separated.

*stiff, slippery white plastic
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Re: Selden In-Boom Reefing

Post by NautiBits » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:20 am

Here are two booklets from Selden that helped get the project completed.

There were markings etched in the boom and mast that identified them as PDQ parts. It gave the boom length too.

I hope this helps someone.
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