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Sail Prindle 16 Catamaran without Boom

I purchased and sail a Prindle 16 catamaran. The Prindle comes with a boom. Although, this boom mounted off the mast is dangerous when it swings around during a tack. Since the sail has battens in it to keep the sail stiff, can I sail without the boom? In this case I would attached the block and tackle directly to the sail, instead of the boom.
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Re: Sail Prindle 16 Catamaran without Boom


I owned a P 16 for a good many years. While there are a few beach cats that sail boomless, it requires considerable changes in rigging and sail design. Additionally, controlling shape is more difficult, or we would all do it.

There is no hazard once you get used to it. Duck.

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