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post #73 of Old 09-26-2007
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Now, I’m probably way out of line here, but are you sure the single point loading the DPO mounted on the boom is sufficient? For example, Catalina 30’s distribute their mid-boom sheeting across two load points on the boom. Not that this makes any difference as you plan to sail only on calm days, but you may inadvertently break your boom during an accidental (inadvertent?) gybe. Heck, here in windy S.F. Bay, I know a guy who broke his boom during an accidental gybe with three load points on his mid boom sheeting. And I, myself, have drug the ol’ boom in the water a time or two.
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