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Boom Height 30' MK-III

I am considering raising the boom/gooseneck on my 30-III 4 to 5 inches to accommodate a new dodger I am having made and because I am 6 feet tall and (dodger or not) the boom currently is only 66 inches off the cockpit floor.

The original owner's manual shows the gooseneck at 28-1/2 inches above the deck. Mine is positioned at exactly that height. The original manual also shows that the mainsail headboard should not extend higher than 1 foot from the masthead. My headboard extends to 17-1/2 inches from the masthead.

So it appears I can raise the boom 4 to 5 inches without having to alter the sail or affect my rigging/sail-set. I am wondering if anyone has done the same. Any thoughts on raising the boom would be appreciated before I have the loft start bending and cutting bows for the dodger.
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