Originally Posted by unbusted67
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.