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post #9 of Old 10-22-2013
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Re: 1990s boom furling mains

Originally Posted by tdw View Post
............. I installed a completely new boom - mast fitting...............
My 70's reefing system doesn't involve any aspect of the gooseneck. The boom doesn't rotate freely, but only with the application of a crank handle to move a pinion gear that rotates the boom and the mainsail then wraps around the outside of the boom. As I said, I don't use this system and I don't favor the resulting sail shape. If the 90's version topic of this post is an inside the boom furling, it's a far different mechanism and likely a great improvement.

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