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Name of part

On some sailboat there is a short length of wire crimped to the back stay with a snap hook at the end.
It is used to secure the boom amid ships when the sail is down.

Does that piece of wire have an official name?
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You mean the... Cheapskate's Topping Lift??
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No that be an AUSSIE boom holder!

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Boom pennant.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


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Aft stay boom snaggler?

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wombets, wombat choke holder?!?!?!

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Re: Name of part

I concur with Hartley 18!
BTW...As far as I know, "Amidships" means half way between the Bow and Stearn (definition 1. below). Definition 2 is rather ambiguous, but I doubt it means the lateral center of the boat, as having 2 definitions for the same term would be confusing.

Definition of AMIDSHIPS
1: in or toward the part of a ship midway between bow and stern
2: in or toward the middle

When I say my motor is Amidships everyone knows what I mean, though it's unusual. Obviously, most motors (and hopefully, Backstays!) are centered laterally (or close to it).
Am I wrong?

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Over shoulder boom holder?
Boom bra?

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Backstay ruiner.


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Pigtail.

Agreed that it's a backstay ruiner.

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