Re: Furling Boom
Thank you Wayne for all of the photos! My rig looks like yours when you first purchased it. The tack of my sail actually goes on the the "halyard type clip" that you show empty on your photo.
I took a look again at the pin and realized that what I thought were just imperfections in the metal were actually a nubs of a cotter pin that had sheered off on both ends. I was able to hammer it through, frill out the rivets on the boom, put a new pin in, and screw the "boom cap" back onto the boom.
I had intended to include photos of the process but they will have to wait. Had a heck of a day. I think that the metal bracket that mounts to the keel cable and keel may have come off of the keel. The keel was hanging down even though the cable seems to be cranked all the way up.
I got help to run an anchor line under the boat on both sides. We were able to raise the keel by running the line through the stern cleats and to the winches.
I was going to get bottom painting done. Looks like it's time.