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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.


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Re: Sliding gooseneck, does it serve any purpose at all?

Originally Posted by BubbleheadMd View Post
simply add the downhaul, cleat it off, and leave it cleated.

When you raise the main, simply winch against the cleated downhaul as you would if the gooseneck were fixed.
This is precisely what I did with mine. Works great.
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