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Old 12-30-2009
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I get the complaint about vhf/nav/depthsound electronics in the nav station instead of the cockpit but on a smaller or in my case 20-foot boat with fairly small cockpit...I plan on keeping them down below and out of the way.
Weak and leak-prone stanchions are annoying I suppose...but they have kept me out of the water a few times for sure and my skinny and admittedly a bit poorly mounted ones have held me each time and I'm 230 lbs or so.
As for booms...boomless sailing is something I'm looking forward to experimenting with a bit when I get back in the water here in a few months...
Raked or angled forward rear cabin walls/bulkhead are stylish but make mounting hardware inside the cabin on this wall difficult and awkward.

Jib tracks mounted right down the middle of catwalks instead of on the upper side of the cabin above the windows or on the coachroof rims where they might be more out of the way and allow "closer close-hauling".Unfortunately the jib track bolts on many grp's also were holding the liner and shell seam together.
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Originally Posted by RainDog View Post
How does this sound for a stupid design idea: Take a heavy piece of metal that moves at a high speed. Put it right at head level, right over the one place in the boat people stand.

Granted we almost all accept it, but it is really kind of a remarkably dumb idea. I wonder how many people have been killed by the boom over the years.
So my wife is learning more about sailing.

I asked her one day if she knew why is called a boom.

"Why is it?" she asked.

"Because that is the sound it makes when it hits your head," I replied.

She called me a "butt" (short for butthead).

Having raced and sailed small boats and seen a "boom" or two in my time, it does make me appreciate the Hunter boom setup a little.
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Removable davits. An answer to a question nobody asked. They rattle and squeak and flop when installed and where do you put them when you remove them?
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