[Rhodes22-list] boom hitting back stays

Peter Nyberg peter at sunnybeeches.com
Mon Aug 5 15:15:46 EDT 2019

From the end cap on the aft end of my boom (i.e. ignoring the tangs), to the mast is 120.5”.  Just the aluminum extrusion (ignoring the gooseneck hardware and the end cap) is 117 1/16”.

This is an IMF rig.  I can’t recall if yours is or not.


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> On Aug 4, 2019, at 10:54 PM, Jesse Shumaker <jesse.laten.shumaker at gmail.com> wrote:
> A few updates:
> - My boom extends 123" from the mast - this is in response to some of the
> questions.
> - Lowering the boom car so that it rests directly on top of the pop top
> cover solved the issue of the boom hitting the backstays.  Previously, there
> was ~1" between the boom car and the pop top car.  I think I will drill
> another hole in the mast so that the boom pin can be in the mast at this
> height as well.  Right now it's all resting on the pop top cover pin.  
> - I plan to adjust how the topping lift attaches to the boom based on
> feedback from the group.
> - Since the consensus is that it's fine to leave the topping lift on and
> just let it slack when needed, I tied on a couple of blocks and then ran the
> topping lift through an unused cleat on the port side at the front of the
> cockpit.  Then I can adjust the topping lift without having to go forward
> and tie a cleat hitch on the horn cleat.  The new setup is convenient.
> - I riveted on a eye strap to the boom in preparation for adding a vang. 
> I'd like the option to use that to help keep the boom down.  I know there's
> been a lot of discussion about that in the past so I'll be mining the
> archives for details.
> A few photos are attached.  It is a relief to have this issue resolved. 
> Thanks for the input!
> <http://rhodes-22.1065344.n5.nabble.com/file/t907/LowerBoom.jpg> 
> <http://rhodes-22.1065344.n5.nabble.com/file/t907/BlocksForToppingLift.jpg> 
> <http://rhodes-22.1065344.n5.nabble.com/file/t907/ToppingLiftRanToCockpit.jpg> 
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