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Re: Question: Topping lift for boom
The topping lift is just to lift the boom off your top-ping,. It serves no other purpose that I'm aware so any line of sufficient strength would do. Originally mine went through the end of the boom and exited out the side and was cleated off there. I changed that so now it is attached to the end of the boom, and is adjusted from the cockpit. When sailing, I loosen it some, enough so it won't affect sail shape. If you don't loosen it, you'll be frustrated until you figure it out or until your boom snaps while you're cranking on the main sheet swearing at the sail for not trimming properly. But, do you have a vang? We had a boom kicker and a vang on our 25 footer. Got rid of the topping lift completely. Worked well.