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Sloop rigged with loose-footed main (no boom)?

Just idly thinking... what would be the disadvantage of having no boom on say, a 30' sloop?

There'd be no danger of bonking heads during coming about, and I suppose you could rig a shackle to pull the foot outwards like a boom.

Is there a name for this rig? Would appreciate thoughts and discussion on this.

Chas, SC
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