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Raising the boom

Thank you all so much for your replies, it helps to see others' views.
A little about our boat:It is a 52' metal hull designed by Carof and built in Belgian. It has two 52' masts, a furling genoa and an inner jib. The booms are 14'5" long. The boat displacement is 30,000 tons.We were thinking that if we could raised the boom to 6' we could install a permanent top to the cockpit and it would also lessen the danger regarding boom moviments.We are not experienced sailors, just aspiring ones. We bought the boat five years ago and we are refiting it to fulfill our dreams of sailing around the world ,I'm sure you all know that dream well. So thanks again for your help. Luso & Claudia
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