What kind of boom is this?
This winter I purchased an old Irwin 38, 1970. while checking out all the little things you find with a "new" boat I noticed the boom seems to be an old furling boom. There is a bevel gear at the gooseneck to wrap the sail around the boom, there's a bearing at the end so the boom lift and main sheet don't twist.There is another winch fitting by the gooseneck to adj. the clew outhaul. I can't find a brand name or any #s on the boom anywhere. Anybody have any idea about this contraption,or if I,ll ruin my sails wrapping them around the boom instead of flaking them on top?
I took her out this weekend in about 12 Knot breezes, goes like stink!
Thanks in advance for any help, Art.