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.
Tartan 30 'Dissipation'