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Re: Installing a Boomkicker...any tricks?
catalina direct sells a lock for the boom to prevent rotation. I can't find it on their new site, I just know they sold one for the Capri 22, used it on my Capri 25, and it wasn't really necessary.
Boomkicker has some of the best customer service on the planet. Any questions you can email them, and they are quick to respond, and they have extra parts if you need them, will even do swaps for larger or smaller diameter rods.
The mistake that many make is they either shorten the rods to much, or use to large a diameter rods. Keep in mind this is not to replace your topping lift, but to provide upward force to allow you to shape the mainsail better, mostly in light air (add twist). It provides very little in the way of support of the boom in the meantime.
Freedom, a 1983 C&C 32 sailing Smith Mountain Lake, VA