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Re: Sliding gooseneck, does it serve any purpose at all?
The downhaul on the slider provides essentially the same effect as the cunningham. I'd definitely go with fixed goose with a rigid vang.
You CAN put permanent stops above and below the boom, but if you are like me they never really are "permanent," and they themselves slide.
I went from slider to fixed goose (got the fixed one from catalinadirect last winter)... hoist and control is better than ever.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.