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Old 12-06-2017, 04:21 PM   #1
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use of boom on trawler

Hi, have a new used 86 MMC 43' Trawler. Where do I find info on using the boom to lift and fly a sail. Any help would be appreciated. Been a sailor for 35 and went to the dark side because of new knees. thanks

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Old 12-06-2017, 04:31 PM   #2
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Both my sails are boomless. Booms aren't necessarily required. Consider using furling sails on the hoist: easy/ready to deploy or recover.

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:50 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Mark Savalla View Post
Hi, have a new used 86 MMC 43' Trawler. Where do I find info on using the boom thanks
My boom works great for bashing me in the head every now and then if I forget to duck.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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very few responders to this same question through the years have ever seen any tech data on their masts and booms.
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Old 12-08-2017, 11:25 AM   #5
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I use mine to launch and retrieve my inflatable dinghy, and sometimes for a steadying sail. I normally keep the boom at an up angle to keep it out of the way so I don't bonk my head on it.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:28 PM   #6
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My boom is in my workshop. A previous owner used it to launch the dinghy from a nice teak cradle on the aft cabin top. A later previous owner added Kato davits to carry the dinghy on the transom. The boom was only in my way so off it, it's rigging, and the dinghy cradle came, I did add a backstay to steady the mast.

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