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Re: Back stay boom supporter broke - now what?

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Originally Posted by blutoyz View Post
Thanks for the great thread...I was out in a blow on Monday and the topping lift was a PIA to connect up to drop the main. I do believe one of these bookickers are on the short list now
A topping lift doesn't need to ever be disconnected. You just loosen it if you want your boom a little lower. That's why it's so much better than the pigtail off the backstay.

I'm not saying that a boomkicker isn't a good thing - just that your comment makes it sound like you may be misuing your topping lift.


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