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Boom on Venture 21

I stepped the mast for the first time on our new to us Venture 21 and after hooking up the boom it seems alittle low. My question is can you raise it? After we raised the main sail we realized there is a bit of slack in it... Is that normal when yard yachting? (aka not on water and making sure everything works properly) or should the sail have tension in it? If I raise the boom it will have more slack in it than before is that ok? Please let me know.
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

No one knows if you can raise the boom up? I find this hard to believe!!! You guys are such a great source of information on every topic I have had!!!! Don't fail me now guys
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

From the drawing here VENTURE 21 it looks like the boat has a low boom.

My boat is a similar size and vintage and the gooseneck on my boom slides up and down the sailtrack on the mast. It has little screw-in stops to keep it in place.
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

Mine is even lower than that... Is the slack in the Main sail ok or no?
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

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No one knows if you can raise the boom up? I find this hard to believe!!! You guys are such a great source of information on every topic I have had!!!! Don't fail me now guys
Pics. would help allot.
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

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Mine is even lower than that... Is the slack in the Main sail ok or no?
Slack in life is good. I've got slack.

Slack in a sail is bad. Something needs to be fixed.
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

Ok but I am talking about with no wind, sitting in the drive way should there be a bit of slack in the sail?
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

Do you have a photo? A direct side view would be helpful. You may have the rake (angle) of the mast wrong.
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

If there's absolutely no wind, the sails will be slack because there isn't any wind to fill them. Like they'll look if you point directly upwind on the water.
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Re: Boom on Venture 21

I would post pics but it wont let me
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