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Re: loose footed main - attachment question
You definitely want the clew attached to the boom otherwise when you ease the outhaul the boom will drop instead of the clew sliding forward. a slug in the groove is the simplest thing. The strap is used on race boats, but PaulinVictoria is right; it is a pain! Every time you want to adjust the outhaul you have to help the strap along because it binds.
The track and car would be nice and smooth, making adjustments easy, but it is not necessary. Judging by the length of the track in your pic, the boat has in mast furling, in which case loose foot and a car are necessary.
1979 Santana 30 Tall Rig
Last edited by SchockT; 03-17-2013 at 12:23 AM.