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post #5 of Old 12-13-2011 Thread Starter
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I don't have a picture handy, but, the end of the boom just has a fitting with a couple holes in it. Nothing goes through the boom. I tried putting a small block between the boom-end and the clew cringle. There was little room left for adjustment. I'm guessing the sail may have been made a little too long in the foot, or the boom a little short. I think the original Bristol 27 had a furling boom. Mine isn't. I could just lash the clew directly to the boom end, but it wouldn't be adjustable, and may be difficult to get enough mechanical advantage to get it tight.
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