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post #3 of Old 02-12-2009
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We have a factory installed Hoyt Jib Boom on our Alerion Express 28. It's the nuts for single-handed sailing!!!
  • It allows the boat to point higher than with a regular jib.
  • It's smaller than a regular jib.
  • If you're flying a smallish (135%) Genoa and have roller furling, you should be able to use the jib boom in an emergency/unexpected increase in wind speed.
  • With ours, the weight of the boom doesn't allow running wung out in wind speeds less than 10-12kts (we don't have the optional extender/preventer).
Good luck!!!
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