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Plastimo - 811-T Twin Groove Reefing System


The Plastimo 811-T Reefing System is suitable for sailing craft between 8 and 11 metres (26.2 and 36 feet) in length.

Price:  £699.00
RRP:  £919.46
Save:  £220.46 (24%)
(Inc. VAT @ 20%)
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The Plastimo 811-T drum cheeks swivel through 360°, ensuring safe manoeuvres through a smooth and regular feeding of the tiller rope.

The drum core is manufactured from highly resistant aluminium combining performance with lightweight features.

The drum and halyard swivel are equipped with Torlon® and Delrin® ball bearings for increased performances and mechanical resistance.

The Plastimo 811 model comes as standard with adjustable chain plates, allowing both mounting possibilities.

Plastimo - 811 Reefing System

  Forestay Foils supplied * Fits stay Max sail size Luff rope Drum sheet capacity
811-T 4 - 7mm Ø (7x) 1.5m 11.40m 35m2 (376 sq. feet) 5mm Ø 17.5m / 8mm Ø

* Foil length shown is supplied with the reefing system.

** Additional foils for longer stays are available for the 811-T system.

  • Lightweight and sturdy, the 811 reefing system features all the benefits of a large headsail reefing system.
  • 2 Delrin® twin ball bearing races in both drum and halyard swivel.
  • All components are manufactured from polyamide.

Spar design: S-series or T-series?
The S-series jib reefing features a single-groove spar (S for single). Its patented assembly system allows for very easy installation with no need to unstep the existing forestay.

The T-series jib reefing features a twin-groove spar (T for twin). It allows the use of the jib reefing on a hollow forestay when racing, or the setting of twin head sails, to avoid hoisting the spinnaker.

Chainplate or turnbuckle?
In the UK, the forestay on most sailing boats is fitted with a bottlescrew (turnbuckle) to adjust stay tension. The reefing drum must also sit above the bottlescrew and so choice of system, must therefore, be the turnbuckle system as the link plates supplied are longer (11 holes) than the so-called chainplate system (5 holes).  The turnbuckle system should also be chosen if you wish to set the headsail higher off the deck and to enable easier maneuvering of your anchor. If the forestay is of a fixed length, the use of the chainplate system allows to position the tack point as low as possible.

Which size reefing system is right for my boat?
Plastimo produces 4 sizes of reefing system to fit all sailing boats from 4 - 11 metres (13 - 36 feet).  While the boat length is important, you must also consider the forestay diameter and the headsail size.  For example, in the case of a 6 metre boat the 406 model will offer the best compromise.  However if the headsail size is much larger than the maximum sail area recommended, selecting a 609 model is a better option.

Choosing your reefing system

Model Boat length (metric / imperial) Maximum sail area
406 4 - 6 metres (13 - 19.5 feet) 12m(129 sq. feet)
609 6 - 8 metres (19.5 - 29.5 feet) 25m(269 sq. feet)
811 8 - 11 metres (29 - 36 feet) 35m(376 sq. feet)

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