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Old 08-12-2008, 19:37   #1
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Gooseneck for Staysail/Jib Boom

I've seen one arrangement up close that has the gooseneck mounted to the stay. I didn't like the idea of the added pressure and wear on the stay. Do you folks with jib booms/staysail booms have other arrangments you could send me a photo of or an explanation?
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I've seen one arrangement up close that has the gooseneck mounted to the stay. I didn't like the idea of the added pressure and wear on the stay. Do you folks with jib booms/staysail booms have other arrangments you could send me a photo of or an explanation?
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Most jib booms are attached to a bowsprit on a gammon iron (in the old days ). What for you want a jib boom anyway, when most of the fleet are turning to loose footed all around?

http://www.americanriggingsupply.com...oytJibBoom.pdf
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Gooseneck for the Boom

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Most jib booms are attached to a bowsprit on a gammon iron (in the old days ). What for you want a jib boom anyway, when most of the fleet are turning to loose footed all around?

http://www.americanriggingsupply.com...oytJibBoom.pdf
Thanks Del. I'm trying to get ideas for a boom on the staysail. I have a couple of smaller main booms I could rig but the goosenecks are wrong for the application to a staysail.
As to why I'd like the boom is so I can get whacked in the head while on the foredeck. Wakes me up in the AM. : )
Seriously. I like the idea of self tacking when coming into a narrow channel single handed and it seems that a boomed sail is an easier one to rig for self tacking. Am I wrong?
Is a gammon iron like a cransiron?
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I ditched the boom on our w32 because it did whack me on the head. Good thing my wife is a good seamstress.

I never found it a problem short tacking with the loose footed staysail. The staysail can be sheeted to the opposite side as soon as the boat gets close to head to wind, that period of time where your waiting for the jib backwind. Leaves plenty of time to work the jib on a tack. I tacked up a lot of narrow channels using the vane to steer while single handed. Personally think, besides being dangerous, staysail booms ease of tacking is greatly overrated.

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Ok. I guess its worth another look. Ain't CF great?
Peter, my friend David just sailed a beautiful WS 32 over from SF in July. It really is a great boat. Now we have two of them in Reeds Bay.
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Self tacking jib sheets can be put on a traveller that keeps the sail set by traveling over freely.

The only advantage to a jib-boom that I know of would be on a reach or before the wind and then you don't want it self tacking due to the shock load when coming about.



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Thanks Del. That really is slick. Guess I'll have to use those old booms for other projects like dinghy hoisting or whisker poles.
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