[Rhodes22-list] boom hitting back stays

Shawn Boles shawn.sustain at gmail.com
Thu Aug 1 20:10:48 EDT 2019


If the boom clears the back stays, then hardware similar to that in this
photo may help.  Sweet Baboo's boom clearance  from back stays across the
arc is 1.5 to 2 in).


s/v Sweet Baboo

On Thu, Aug 1, 2019, 4:23 PM S/V Lark <Colealexander at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I forgot my tape measure Wednesday, but by eyeball the space between the
> pop
> top and gooseneck slides look similar.    The mast looks fairly straight,
> but hanging a plumb bob from the lift when the boat is trim so the boot
> stripe is even might help confirm that.   On my boat the boom lift is left
> tied to the stainless eyestrap.   I never disconnect it, it does chafe the
> mainsail on the run down from the masthead at times, if run to the block in
> the port deckhouse and aft to the cockpit cleat.   If cruising I might use
> the mast cleat like I would with the pop top tent.   For day sailing I tack
> so often I doubt it will damage the sail, and I often adjust boom height
> for
> weather and passengers.   Eliminating the shackle and using the bent strap
> for the lift might gain half an inch.   I have about a fist clearance
> between my boom and the backstays.   One obvious question, have you checked
> the length of your boom extrusion?   At full extension there is about a
> fist
> of outhaul at the clew on my boat.
> Good luck with this frustrating problem.    If nobody beats me I’ll measure
> the Lark next time.
> Regarding tension, I don’t think you will flex the hull much like you might
> on other designs of this vintage, but you cannot ask the rig to perform
> like
> a high performance racing machine either.    I doubt mine is 200 pounds,
> but
> never checked.   Maybe it is??.   I tighten as much as I can and retighten
> after a couple sails in stiff wind.   I tighten the backstay line every
> couple weeks, especially before going out in wind.
> Alex
> -----
> Alex Cole
> S/V Lark
> --
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