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German translation: drei Reef in dem Grosssegel

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01:07 Jul 7, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: three reefs in the main
In sailing:

I got the three reefs in the main.

Or: I placed three folds in the main sail.
Nicole Worbis
Local time: 19:02
German translation:drei Reef in dem Grosssegel
Explanation:
- Ich habe drei Reef in dem GroSsegel
- Ich habe das GroSsegel gerefft

Not very sure of my German any more but this might help.

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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nadrei Reef in dem Grosssegel
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drei Reef in dem Grosssegel


Explanation:
- Ich habe drei Reef in dem GroSsegel
- Ich habe das GroSsegel gerefft

Not very sure of my German any more but this might help.

EuroDicAutom

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 19:02
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PRO pts in pair: 6
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4 hrs
Reffs


Explanation:
Ich denke, das heißt nicht Reefs sondern Reffs. Macht man, wenn z.B. der Wind zu stark ist, um mit vollem Segel zu fahren.

Guenther Danzer
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5 hrs
Important!


Explanation:
Guenther is right.

Reff not Reef.

Segel verkleinen = shorten sail
reffen = to reef down
dicht gerefft = close reefed
aurreffen, Reffs auschütten = to shake out a reef

- Adlard Coles Yachtsman's Dictionary
- Elsevier's Nautical Dictionary




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