Luff groove

What does "Luff groove" mean?

Today it means: A groove to hold the luff of a sail.

If a sail is fitted with a "bolt rope" then it would be possible to feed it into an appropriate luff groove. i.e. a headsail into a luff foil. This would be normal practice for a roller reefing system.

See also: Luff foil  and: Luff, Luff up or Luffing 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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