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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.
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Boom furler for the main?

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As the boat is 31 years old I'm sure some of it is outdated!

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