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post #2 of Old 09-11-2009
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Assuming you are attaching the tack of the sail to a pin or a hook on the gooseneck or boom, beyond that most similar setups have a tackle or strop to keep the sliding gooseneck in place against the halyard tension. This allows you to set the gooseneck height, and can act as a cunningham of sorts itself.

Alternatively you could get a couple of track stops that fit your track and locate the gooseneck that way - but it will be less adjustable.(or replace one or two of the track bolts with ones that stand proud - does the same thing more permanently)

I'd probably fix the gooseneck in an appropriate position with stops, and rig a conventional sly pig (cunning ham!? )

btw - the Shark was our first sailboat - great starter, but we outgrew it the first year.


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