Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
If your boom twists you may have the leech reefing line setup wrong. It should start on one side of the boom at an eye pad (likely), go up to the leech cringle and down to a block slightly aft of the leech reefing cringle then run forward along the side of the boom. When you tighten that reefing line, the sail should come down square on the boom. If the reefing line runs up from one side it will put a twist in the boom when you tighten it.
Some goosenecks allow booms to swivel so that rolls can be taken in the mainsail. That would be quite an older setup.
There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217