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Old 30-09-2011, 13:12   #16
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Re: Using Your Boom as a Boom

Iused the main sheet to lift the yanmar 3gm out. the force in the sails is much more than that measily weight

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Old 04-10-2011, 10:18   #17
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Re: Using Your Boom as a Boom

For once I wish my boat had the mast up. It was stored for years with the mast up but my yard takes them down. I'm pulling my engine in a week or so, and having the mast and boom would make life SOOOOO much easier.

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Old 04-10-2011, 18:39   #18
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Re: Using Your Boom as a Boom

I don't use my boom, But i do use my whisker pole to raise and lower my dinghy.

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Re: Using Your Boom as a Boom

Originally Posted by unbusted67 View Post
I am moving aboard these days and have a lot of stuff coming on and off the boat. Does anyone use their boom to lift things up and down the companionway or on and off the dock? If so, what is your configuration? Does anyone run a halyard through the end of their boom somehow? Just curious.

When I have to move something heavy on and off my boat (for instance, my 75 lb. air conditioner), I put a rope harness on it and use a halyard. A second line can be used by a second person to guide it to the dock. I'm pretty strong, but most of my friends (around my age, 65) aren't, and it's not worth spraining a back to move an AC.

See if you can't use a halyard. I'm no mechanical engineer, but your boom isn't designed to have lots of weight on its end.

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