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Gillfowdy 10-23-2007 03:31 PM

Boom Gooseneck Swivels
 
As I put the Grampian 26 on the hard last week, I thought I'd do a few repairs. I'm refiting the boom and noticed it turns on it's axis through a geared
3/8" drive on each side. Turning the drive turns the gooseneck.
What is the purpose of this?
I'll take some photos if anyone would like.
Thanks
Phil
Grampian 26
Irish Mist

TrueBlue 10-23-2007 03:42 PM

Boom furler for the main?

Gillfowdy 10-23-2007 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrueBlue (Post 210760)
Boom furler for the main?

I did think of that but the boom has vange attachments, blocks, cleats
etc. attached so wouldn't these get in the way of the sail?

Tartan34C 10-23-2007 04:04 PM

Its one of the early roller reefing systems for a mainsail. Not very good and considered obsolete now. The other stuff you see was added later, after the boat was made.
All the best,
Robert Gainer

Gillfowdy 10-23-2007 04:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tartan34C (Post 210769)
Its one of the early roller reefing systems for a mainsail. Not very good and considered obsolete now. The other stuff you see was added later, after the boat was made.
All the best,
Robert Gainer

Thanks Guys,
As the boat is 31 years old I'm sure some of it is outdated!

Phil


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