Firstly, my appologies if my terminology is not correct as I'm new to the cruising game
I have an Islander/Wayfarer 29 which I have just put in the water
I thought that I had correctly sorted all of the rigging
prior to stepping the mast
, but it seems that I might have missed the topping lift
The problem is that there is not an obvious attachment point at the masthead to attach one. There is, however a spliced 'tail' on the rear stay which I have used for now to support the boom.
Should my boat have a topping lift
or would it rely on the sail when raised?
I appreciate that I would only use the 'tail' to support the boom when the sail is not raised, but is this correct for my boat?
I'm tempted to fit a Boomkicker instead ...... your thoughts?