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Re: Is the halyard the only support for the boom
No one has mentioned another option for holding up the boom at anchor: a boom crutch. Hoisting the sail generally lifts the boom up off it, so removing it is simple.
The oar on my '77 Rhodes 19 was a boom crutch. It was from the factory like this, had a cutout for the boom and a metal clip that secured it to the cockpit floor.
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