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okay main sheet to boom relocation
okay i want to add a dodger to my boat this year, and the main sheet is in the way. right now it bridges the companion way, but is not a travler, and it attaches with 3 bails to the boom. each bail is about 6 inches apart, and what i want to do is to move the rear 2 forward of the front one so it would now be the rear. this will leave me with 2 3/8 inch holes on each side of the boom but i dont think that will weaken the boom too much. the boom is not reinforced where the bails attach. basicly this will move the attachment about 1 foot forward on a 10 foot boom.
second part, the sheet runs thru blocks on the hull, behind a curved ridge meant to shed water off to the sides. i want to relocate the blocks up front of the ridge and attach the dodger bottom to the ridge. this also gets the main sheet forward of the companion way so the dodger would fit. this is only about a 10 inch movement forward, on the port side there is a block between the liner and hull for a grab rail so mounting that side is fine, and i would need to cut an access on the starboard side for a backing plate, not a big deal.
basicly any thoughts on relocating the attachments on the boom forward, i have never had a problem pulling in the main, so i dont think it will be a problem if i move it. in fact it will line up better ie less forward angle when on a reach to the blocks on the deck if i move em forward.
i could not find any decent pics showing the area but i plan on taking pics
if you want to search its a 83 27' hunter