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Old 15-08-2016, 12:46   #1
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Any ideas what this is?

What the devil is this suspended above the foredeck? See pict!
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Old 15-08-2016, 12:51   #2
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Re: Any ideas what this is?

You talking about the big bow? Think sailboard
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Sailboard? Thats one big sailboard! Huh!
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Looks like a wishbone boom. Lots of cat boats have them.
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Wishbone boom. See Nonesuch and Freedom cat rigged boats.


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Like this one...

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A burgee?


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Wow, thanks! Seems like a lot of extra weight high up. Learn something everyday! :-)
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wishbone booms can be a good thing having sailed a wharram cat with one they are also a lot safer than a boom as they wont smack you in the head while gybing.
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wishbone booms can be a good thing having sailed a wharram cat with one they are also a lot safer than a boom as they wont smack you in the head while gybing.
Unless you're standing at the clew lol.
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Wow, thanks! Seems like a lot of extra weight high up. Learn something everyday! :-)
It really depends. As a large percentage of them are hollow, & made of carbon fiber. Especially on one off boats, such as that one by Tom Wylie. But even the wooden ones tend to be fairly light, & the masts are often carbon fiber & hollow as well. So it balances out, no pun intended.
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