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Has anyone raised the boom on a PSC 37'?

I saw it mentioned in one of the threads here that you can raise the boom on the 37 by 10 inches without too much effort. I am looking at setting up a new dodger, bimini, and buying new sails in the next few years to setup for some extensive cruising. Having that extra room would be nice.

Has anyone raised the boom? How was it done and how much work is it?

Is there anything else that I would have to modify (sails, vang)?

Are there any downsides to this that I am not seeing? Reduced sail area, harder to reach, other???

Any help is always appreciated! Thank you,

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Re: Has anyone raised the boom on a PSC 37'?

You might measure with a long tape that actual height from the boom to the mast head
or raise the main with the foot not in the boom slot. then you will know if there is room to move the boom without cutting the sail. My boat calls for 33.3 and I have one up there that's 34.5 and still has room to stretch tight.

Can you shorten the Bim's legs?

I have the same problem and just toss the bim back halfway. it looks sloppy but gives shade over the helm just the same.
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Re: Has anyone raised the boom on a PSC 37'?

To add solar to the top of my new bimini (PSC 34)I had the main sail cut 10 inches off the foot tapered to 0 inches at th luff so that I could raise the angle of the boom with minimum sail loss. Works fine and gives a little more headroom below the bim and plenty of room for the solar.
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Re: Has anyone raised the boom on a PSC 37'?

Forgot to mention, Bohndell in Rockport cut my main( very reasonable) and they built my roller furling staysail. Nice product and good prices.
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Re: Has anyone raised the boom on a PSC 37'?

Very good question! Relatedly, what height or angle is recommended for the boom in the first place and how much can one change this without recutting the main?

I ended up not adding a bimini since my husband and I are too tall for a bimini that clears the boom. But as we consider sailing adventures like northern Lake Superior it seems to suggest more protection (especially insect screens) in the cockpit.
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Re: Has anyone raised the boom on a PSC 37'?

Once you start raising the boom it depends on how much mast you have up top that you are not already using. If you just angle the boom up without cutting the sail you will have sail shape problems. A good sailmaker will talk with you about the variables. For me, it was worth it for the sun block and the weather protection and the loss of sail performance was not noticeable.
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