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post #2 of Old 05-05-2003
sailingfool
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Raising the boom?

FWIW the original C&C 30 Mark I had a low boom (maybe 5'' or so), so in the middle of the production run (1977) C&C simply raised it a foot. Apparently the performance impact was negligable as PRHF rates all C&C 30 Mark I''s equally.

One other possibility is you might talk with a sailmaker about the practicality of simply shortening the leech of the main to raise the cockpit end of the boom - I''m not sure there''s any reason a boom needs to be horizontal - look at the Open 40s and 50s, their goosenecks are on the deck!
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