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The new Womboat is essentially cutter rigged. Double headsail sloop if you want to be picky about it.
The thing is that the staysail is on a boom. Self tacking, loose footed but boomed.
Can anyone give me a good reason for the boom ? For the life of me I cannot see it's advantages while there are obviously a few negatives. Mainly it looks clumsy and it weighs a fair amount.
I guess the boom could be used as a hoist but other than that ?
Am I missing something here ?
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