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Mac 21 Mainsail and Boom
My friend just bought a Mac 21 a few weeks ago. I am unfamiliar with this boat and have some questions I am hoping someone here can help answer. One thing I am not understanding is, I am used to boats with a topping lift, his don't have one. Now, when I put the mainsail up on his boat the boom just kind of lays down in the cockpit. I was first wondering if his mainsail was too big but I don't think so. I do know on my Oday, when I put my mainsail up it holds the boom up regardless of the wind and it stays up and don't just lay down in the way.
Is this how it is supposed to be on the Mac 21? The boom just seems to be in the way, especially when not much wind around. Is the boom supposed to lift up out the cockpit when the wind picks up? Another question I am wondering, is it possible to run the mainsheet with just a single block attached to the boom? I seen in Mac 21 manuals around on the net, it refers to a double block on the boom end and shows the sheet rigged as so. This boat is simple but has left me with a few questions I am hoping can be answered so I can better help my friend on what he needs if anything.
Last edited by sailguy40; 01-30-2011 at 02:41 AM.