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Most boomkickers and rigid vangs specifically state that they are not designed to support the weight of the boom for long periods of time. Several I looked at even say that if the boom is to be left for a long period of time, the topping lift should be used to support it.

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probably true saildog, however, it's a 21 foot boat, I bet it would work ok. Heck, coffee cups even come with legal warning stickers nowdays.

Besides, he can just use the main halyard to support the boom when he's not sailing, right? That would take care of the 'long period of time' portion of the warning.
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probably true saildog, however, it's a 21 foot boat, I bet it would work ok. Heck, coffee cups even come with legal warning stickers nowdays.

Besides, he can just use the main halyard to support the boom when he's not sailing, right? That would take care of the 'long period of time' portion of the warning.
Very true, and it would prevent the halyard from slapping against the mast.

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Very true, and it would prevent the halyard from slapping against the mast.
Oh man, the sailboat one slip down from me has all externally run halyards, and all 6 of those lines (3x(up+down)) slap like angry white trash all day long. One of these days I'm gonna go over there with my rigging knife and bring peace to the marina...
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soak the halyards in five minute epoxy... and then hoist and tighten...

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On my Venture there's a clamp gizmo(pet peeve for someone I'm sure)above the backstay bridle, it has a piece of 1/8 nylon line with a snap shackle. Works fine. The only problem was,,,,, the first time out I sailed around for a couple hours before I realized it should be unhooked while underway,,,DOH. She sails better when the boom can go from side to side.

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I like the sound of halyards ringing on the mast. It's like crickets in the woods or waves on the beach. If I think about it, I can hear it clearly and loudly but usually I hardly notice because it puts me at peace.

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You guys are cracking jokes about 21-foot boats like some of us are dummies...

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