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Hello:

I have an 89 Mac 26D.
I would like to install a self tacking jib and would appreciate any info on this mod.

Thanks,

Kevin McGrath
 

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This is what the one on my 25 looks like and I used the measurments from a 26s

Hello:

I have an 89 Mac 26D.
I would like to install a self tacking jib and would appreciate any info on this mod.

Thanks,

Kevin McGrath
 

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Kevin:

We have a factory installed Hoyt Jib Boom on our Alerion Express 28. It's the nuts for single-handed sailing!!!
  • It allows the boat to point higher than with a regular jib.
  • It's smaller than a regular jib.
  • If you're flying a smallish (135%) Genoa and have roller furling, you should be able to use the jib boom in an emergency/unexpected increase in wind speed.
  • With ours, the weight of the boom doesn't allow running wung out in wind speeds less than 10-12kts (we don't have the optional extender/preventer).
Good luck!!!
Paul
 

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Just a bolt some washers and a "U" bracket.

At first I used a 2x3 attached to the tack and clue but that would not let me sheet out far because of the pulpit.

I made the pivot and moved it back about 18 inches.

I replaced the wood spar with the alum. one since I needed a gin pole to step the mast anyway. The pole is 1 1/2 inch by 1/8 thick alum. tubing.

 

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Just a large washer.

I think the most load is compression, kinna like a wisker pole.

Thank you
Did you provide some type of backing under the deck to keep the bolt from pulling through
 
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