SailNet Community - View Single Post - Is the halyard the only support for the boom
View Single Post
post #14 of Old 12-14-2013
jmallett
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Alexandria VA
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Re: Is the halyard the only support for the boom

On small boats an additional option is a boom crutch. There are various ways to rig these but most are set up inj the cockpit and stand about the same hieght as the boom would be when properly rigged.
Before lowering the main, or slackening the halyard, the boom crutch is set in place and the boom lowered in to it as the halyard is slackened.
jmallett is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome