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|05-04-2007 09:07 PM|
|Neises||You guys are cracking jokes about 21-foot boats like some of us are dummies...|
|05-04-2007 08:41 PM|
I like the sound of halyards ringing on the mast. It's like crickets in the woods or waves on the beach. If I think about it, I can hear it clearly and loudly but usually I hardly notice because it puts me at peace.
I still secure mine to be a good neighbor.
|05-04-2007 08:11 PM|
|goose327||On my Venture there's a clamp gizmo(pet peeve for someone I'm sure)above the backstay bridle, it has a piece of 1/8 nylon line with a snap shackle. Works fine. The only problem was,,,,, the first time out I sailed around for a couple hours before I realized it should be unhooked while underway,,,DOH. She sails better when the boom can go from side to side.|
|05-04-2007 07:41 PM|
soak the halyards in five minute epoxy... and then hoist and tighten...
|05-04-2007 07:09 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog
|05-04-2007 06:32 PM|
Originally Posted by tenuki
|05-04-2007 05:57 PM|
probably true saildog, however, it's a 21 foot boat, I bet it would work ok. Heck, coffee cups even come with legal warning stickers nowdays.
Besides, he can just use the main halyard to support the boom when he's not sailing, right? That would take care of the 'long period of time' portion of the warning.
|05-04-2007 02:22 PM|
|sailingdog||Most boomkickers and rigid vangs specifically state that they are not designed to support the weight of the boom for long periods of time. Several I looked at even say that if the boom is to be left for a long period of time, the topping lift should be used to support it.|
|05-04-2007 01:40 PM|
|05-04-2007 12:41 PM|
Originally Posted by Neises
Cruisers like me don't have to worry about such regulations.
I am stating my experinces from a cruising boat perspective.
Sorry for the confusion.
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