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Boom kicker

I am out seatrailing my new boat this week. Yesterday
While dousing the main the boom kicker came off
The boom fitting. What keeps this from happening?
Am i missing a part?
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I am out seatrailing my new boat this week. Yesterday
While dousing the main the boom kicker came off
The boom fitting. What keeps this from happening?
Am i missing a part?
You didn't have your boom vang tightened up just a touch did you?
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You need a vang to keep the boom from coming out of the boomkicker. Hopefully you're boat is set up for one. The vang is usually a line and pulleys (although it can also be fixed tubes that act as a vang and a boomkicker) that connects about 1/3 of the way down the boom and to the base of the mast. It keeps downward pressure on the boom.

My boat did not have a vang when I installed my boomkicker and I had the same problem with the boom coming out of the kicker. Until I could set up a vang I tied a line to the kicker so that when it popped out it would not bang on the deck.

Good luck and congrats on the new boat!
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My boat has a vang. Ill tighten a tad to keep the kicker under control
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