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post #6 of Old 03-30-2013
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Re: Boom rigging question

The shackle doesn't fix to the backstay, it is used to secure the pigtail to the boom. The pigtail is crimped to the backstay using a crimp. If you just want it to be temporary I guess I would use a couple of wire rope clamps.

It's probably about the same amount of work to just go up the mast.

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