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Re: Back stay boom supporter broke - now what?
Any reason why I should hurry up and fix it?
You should at least find a way to stow the boom securely, would not like to have flopping lose.
Any problem with the boom resting on the cabin top, "bending" down at the goose neck?
If our goose neck is pivoting that far down it's not a problem.
If it is bending it is not good..
A proper topping lift from the mast does seem like it would be useful when reefing while not pointing into the wind I must admit.
When I'm putting in a reef I'm never pointing into the wind and I would not like to have to lift the boom while putting in the reef.
When I need to put in a reef there is also some waves around that would make it into a juggling act (lowering the main, pulling in the reef while holding the boom clear of deck)
So I prefer a proper topping lift