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Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Originally Posted by CaptainForce View Post
I'm surprised that they were still making them in the 90's. I've had 1973 boats with this feature since 1973, but I never use this reefing system. You likely have no need to "immobilize" anything. Just set up the slab reefing.
You are probably correct there. I'm also a bit surprised they were still being used in the 1990's. I'm just going on the visuals and that boom doesn't look big enough to house a mainsail inside.

You can achieve this without immobilizing but in the past I've found it preferable to be able to lock the boom. In fact if memory serves I think I installed a completely new boom - mast fitting. Probably not necessary except, and again from somewhat hazy memory, the original was badly worn and looking set to fail.

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