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would any sailor have recomendations on a used boom for my precision 23. I purchased it w/ an over sized main. It works well in 10-18 knt wind then it overmatches my ltd abilities. I'd like to either purchase a new boom and smaller sail or take my sawzall to the boom an reduce sail area
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If you have limited abilities how do you know it's over sized. Try tucking a reef in at 15 knots at the dock. If you don't know what a reef point is or how it's done buy a good beginners book. The Complete Sailor by David Seidman comes to mind. Maybe your sail doesn't have reef points. It should have at least one. If you determine it doesn't, have sailmaker look at it and determine if it's to big or not. They can cut the sail if neccesary to reduce sail area and add reef points. Keep that dewalt in the tool box. Peace
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I'd recommend you leave the boom and sail alone, and try reefing when you think it's going to be that windy.

Dave Seidman's book, The Complete Sailor is an excellent choice, and I'd highly recommend it.

Getting reef points put in makes more sense than buying a new boom and sail. Even used, the boom and sail are going to be more than putting in a single set of reef points.
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If you don't plan on re-useing the sail in its present size agian, just have it re-cut, with a little less roach, a tighter foot and a narower chord. Make it smaller and leave the boom as is.

That should fairly cheap and solve your problem so you can sail quiter and nicer too. If you have a genoa, ask about recutting it proportionally so you can still maintain neutral rudder.
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Sailingdog how goes it. I'll be 110 by the time I have 19,503 posts. That is a nice Triton. PEACE
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Umm...it's going well.. but I think you posted this in the wrong thread. No tritons in this thread.
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Oldquahoger welcome to the site. PEACE. Maybe a 100.
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Umm...it's going well.. but I think you posted this in the wrong thread. No tritons in this thread.
Ya your right poor form PEACE
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