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post #6 of Old 01-14-2008
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Originally Posted by PDuckX View Post
I knew I wasn't crazy. I wasn't sure that with the Bowsprit and BoomKin ( I wondered what that was called) that there was an additional 10', but thought it was close.
The kids will really miss the Bowsprit. They would sit up there and dangle their legs through the netting waiting for a big wake so they could get their feet wet.
I don't know why exactly its called a boomkin, but i think it has something to do with the fact that it keeps the backstay away from the very long boom on the BCC (and other boats with long booms and backstays). Where the "kin" part comes from I don't know. Maybe it's bastardized from some other word, which happens alot when it comes to nautical speak and jargon.

Regardless of all that, you've handled a 38 foot boat full keel boat, so guage your abilities from that i suppose. Have fun out there.

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