Took our new boat out for the first couple times this weekend and ran into a problem with the boom height. It looks like the main is up all the way and the luff is tight but the aft end of the boom is really low, nowhere near level. This is on a Kirby 23 which is basically the same as a Sonar. It appears that this is the original main, but I can't imagine that this is the way it is supposed to be. I feel like I'm missing something. The second day out, I was able to attach the outhaul
to a grommet slightly above the clew and this helped raise the mast
some but it leaves a fold of unused sail at the bottom and may not be the best for the sail shape.
One thought I had is that this mast
sweeps back at the top. This is my first experience with a fractional sloop
but from what I understand, and other pictures I've been able to find, it seems like this is by design. However, it seems that the mast bending back could lower the aft end of the boom?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated!