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have to ask something unusual.

Sailed many large boats and am ASA 106.
However, here comes the dumn question. Bought a Compac 16, 1980.

Asked the guy I bought it from , a dealer, where does the boom hook up to the mast? He said it is easy but then mentioned, maybe with a bungie.
Boom has a sliding lockable pin. Cannot find the matching gooseneck on mast. Help!!!

Appreciate and thank anybody that can clear this up.
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See if it goes into the sail track on the mast.
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yes, it does, but how does it stay in place?
There still is the question how the sliding pin and twist will locate it. thanks. Think there is something missing that fits into the wider slot to lock it. Could be the gooseneck or whatever.
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yes, it does, but how does it stay in place?
There still is the question how the sliding pin and twist will locate it. thanks. Think there is something missing that fits into the wider slot to lock it. Could be the gooseneck or whatever.
Typically in those smaller boats you first load the main sail into the sail track, following by the boom pin. The pin is held in place by a downhaul line going from the eye on the bottom part of the pin sliding into the sail track. And the sail tension above will not let it come out of the slot (pin needs to stay above the wide slot used for loading it). It is a very simple and effective system.

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One more thing... If you want to drop the main sail and still keep the boom in place, you release the main halyard, pull the boom down so that the pin moves into the lower part of the track, below the wide loading slot, and pull the sail down. If the sail is sticking hard in the track, you need to apply some lubricant to it. I hope this works for you.

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Re: compac 16

I think Krisscross covered most of your options

Downhaull off of gooseneck

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Pin in the mast. Drill a hole in the mast side to side that goes through the mast track. You can find a quick release pin or a pin and cleavis to fit this hole or better yet buy the pin and drill to its dimensions.

Drop the gooseneck in the track and slide the pin in. When you want to remove the boom, pull the pin and slide out the gooseneck.

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Re: compac 16

Com-Pac Yacht Owners Association - Index

Very active site with very knowledgable and helpful members, some who have completely torn apart and rebuilt their Compacs! I'll try and remember to scan my owners manual, it has pictures on how to rig everything that will make it easier to understand. These are very simple boats, you will love it.

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