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what is this on my boom

Photo shows harware on boom. It's on both sides. It runs about 3-4 feet or one third the length of the boom.

The boat uses a loose footed main.

Somene thought it was for lazy jacks but it seems more robust than neccessary and the track does not go forward far enough.
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Maybe boom connections points for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd reef lines ?

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The lazy jacks would connect to the small eyes on the lower side of the boom. I can see two in the picture.

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Maybe boom connections points for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd reef lines ?
Maybe but he said it only runs 1/3 the length of the boom, right?

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The picture is of the aft end so running only 1/3 would be correct for reef points. It also looks like they are adjustable.

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I agree that is looks like attachment points for reefing lines.

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I'll second (EDIT: third) the reef point idea... neat system but on the heavy side hardware wise; adjustability really isn't necessary if the padeyes are located properly in the first place.

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wow- four responses in 40 minutes. I could have provided a better photo.

So this really is a bit of a mystery? If it's for reefing they do not line up with the reef point on the current sail.

Here's a photo of the whole boom:
dsc_4662.jpg

other images of the baot and the rig are at:

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They are for reef lines. Adjust them so they line up. That is why they are on a track.

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But the track only goes forward about 3 feet.

see phot: dsc_4662.jpg

I'm guessing this was for a very differetnt sail than what I have but I'm trying to understand.

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