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Stuck In-Boom Outhaul

I have recently bought a 1971 C&C 35 that appears to have an in-boom outhaul mechanism with a socket that receives a handle near the gooseneck on the starboard side. Not sure if this is original equipment, but it looks as old as everything else. I've tried turning the socket every which way and in combination with pulling, pushing and jiggling but can't make it budge in any direction. Currently, the outhaul has the foot of the main stretched very tight, too tight. I asked the prior owner about it, who acknowledged that it was tricky. Does anyone have any advice on what to try next? I have no idea how the mechanism is supposed to work, assuming its working fine. Presumably there must be some kind of way to move the handle to make it ratchet the outhaul tighter and some way to release the tension. Is there a typical movement of the handle that I should try? If it is busted, what's the best way to tell and explore what needs to be fixed? Remove and disassemble the boom? Thanks anyone and everyone with any advice.
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i would have to say it is seized or broken/jammed. i would go to the C+C web site and query there. should not be to difficult to fix/get answer. i have out haul on my boom GulfStar 37 and it is very tight at first but as season progresses it loosens up (plastic/delrin washers). i know i need to take apart to loosen everything up , but you need to take apart and really go thru system to lube every thing. just be slow and methodical there is plenty of time before launch if your in the N.E.
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My '73 Morgan has a similar outhual mechanism that is only tightened by the crank and then released by pressing a button in the same area of the boom. You might want to look for such a release button.
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Thanks, will do!
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There's a C&C forum on the C&C site:
C&C Yachts - C&C Photo Album & Resource Center
Join the e-mail group (forum not as widely used as the e-mail group) and ask the question there.
Very large group with lots of expertise ...as you'd expect from sailors knowledeable enough to choose a C&C!
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There's a C&C forum on the C&C site:
C&C Yachts - C&C Photo Album & Resource Center
Join the e-mail group (forum not as widely used as the e-mail group) and ask the question there.
Very large group with lots of expertise ...as you'd expect from sailors knowledgeable enough to choose a C&C!
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Thanks! I will get on that forum. Great news - I found the release button, deeply recessed in what I first thought was a screw hole on the underside of the boom close to the gooseneck. Insert a bilge pump handle and a few taps with a hammer and voila! Works great. Wish I could say the same for the bilge pumps! You guys are great. Cheers.
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Crank

I have a Morgan Outisland 41 with the same boom set-up, does anyone know were I can get a crank for the outhaul?

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Bob
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