811 jib reefing : for boats 8 to 11 m (26-36 ft)

Drum and halyard swivel are equipped with Torlon® and Delrin® ball bearings for increased performance and mechanical resistance. 811 model comes as standard with adjustable chain plates, allowing both mounting possibilities (chainplates or turnbuckle).

  • Max. headsail size : 35 m²
  • Drum sheet capacity : 17.5 m, Ø 8 mm


Ref. Model
58209 811-T
58204 811-S

Delrin® is a registered trademark of Dupont Polymers. Torlon® is a registered trademark of Solvay.


The 811 drum cheeks swivel through 360°, ensuring safe manoeuvres through a regular feeding of the tiller rope. The drum core is manufatured from highly resistant aluminium combining performance and lightweight features.

Model 811-S 811-T
Ref. 58204 58209
Supplied complete for forestay 11.20 m 11.40 m
Finished luffrope Ø 6.5 mm 5 mm

Technical documentation & diagrams

Plastimo tips & tricks

Chainplates or turnbuckle ?

  • Most sailing boats are equipped with chainplates to fasten the forestay to the stem fitting. Chainplates come with several holes which facilitates the adjustment of the standing rigging. The use of chainplates also allows to position the tack point as low as possible.
  • The turnbuckle version allows for more accurate rigging adjustments. However, the tack point will have to be positionned slightly higher depending on the turnbuckle size.

Which jib reefing size for my boat ?

Plastimo proposes 3 models to fit all sailboats from 4 to 11 metres. 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.

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