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I stepped the mast for the first time on our new to us Venture 21 and after hooking up the boom it seems alittle low. My question is can you raise it? After we raised the main sail we realized there is a bit of slack in it... Is that normal when yard yachting? (aka not on water and making sure everything works properly) or should the sail have tension in it? If I raise the boom it will have more slack in it than before is that ok? Please let me know.
 

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From the drawing here VENTURE 21 it looks like the boat has a low boom.

My boat is a similar size and vintage and the gooseneck on my boom slides up and down the sailtrack on the mast. It has little screw-in stops to keep it in place.
 

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If there's absolutely no wind, the sails will be slack because there isn't any wind to fill them. Like they'll look if you point directly upwind on the water.
 

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I would post pics but it wont let me

Posting pics directly to SN has NEVER worked....

Post photos to flickr, photobucket, snapfish, youtube, whatever image hosting service you like, and then post a LINK here with a "
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