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Re: CAL 25 - Tweaked Boom, Chainplate Leak - Advice welcome

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. Okay so my C/L 16 has this feature,pretty handy ,,use it to store the sail too, but..if you reef by rolling the sail down how does one attach the boom vang ,as it rolls over the hookup point??? ..........Ralph
They used a special roller fitting that grabbed the boom or the rolled up sail and boom as required.


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Re: CAL 25 - Tweaked Boom, Chainplate Leak - Advice welcome

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So it looks like someone has installed a tack hook (as part of conversion to slab reefing?) through the gear drive for the roller boom. It also looks like your boom is not currently rotationally centered.

Slab reefing is definitely preferable to old style boom roller reefing, but maybe temporarily remove the tack hook, turn the gear to realign the boom and see if it stays there..

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Re: CAL 25 - Tweaked Boom, Chainplate Leak - Advice welcome

As has been mentioned, the chainplate leak and preventing additional water intrusion is very important. Also getting a good, solid assessment of the integrity of the beam and bulkhead is paramount. That structure bears A LOT of load under sail and hidden damage will compound as sailing loads and works the structure.

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