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Old 28-02-2010, 15:50   #1
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Boom Bags, in Lieu of a Boomcover

We have noticed the occasional boom bag on yachts and now we have to repair the boom cover and install lazy jacks, or make a boombag with the lazy jacks integrated.

How do you attach the boom bag to the boom ? We rowed past some moored yachts last night but could not see how thay attached the bags. Can you remove the sail without removing the bag ? When you sail, we imagine that the bag just hangs at the bottom of the sail. As you can see we have no idea as to the workings of boombage, but we do loke the look of them.
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Complete instructions in the Nov and Dec issue of Southwinds magazine, free online. It is called a Mainsail Stacking system. We are also going this route.
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The boom bag attaches in many ways - depending on your sail designa and the type of boom extrusion you have.

It may attach to the top of the boom - esp. if the sail is a free footer, or if the sail uses slugs.

It may attach on the sides - esp. if your boom has grooves on the sides (mine does).

Or else it may attache at the bottom of the boom, which is not often seen, but can be done.

If the bag is done properly, you can remove the sail without removing the bag. But I have seen at least one bag that was integral with the foot of the sail.

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Currently downloading the Nov magazine (95.8mb). Thanks !

Our sail has slugs and no extra slots for attachments.
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Re Southwinds Mag articles.

Excellent article on how to make your own. I found that you only need to use the print option at the bottom of the page to print the required pages (slightly out of numbering synch) from each edition (Nov & Dec).
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