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Old 02-04-2018, 20:08   #1
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Lagoon 500 gooseneck position

I need to completely recondition the gooseneck on a new (to me) L500, and the rigger is recommending that we take the opportunity to lower its position in order to make it easier to access the sail at the mast. (We're cutting a new main at the same time.) Has anyone done this? How big of an issue is the boom height at the mast on these boats?
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Old 03-04-2018, 15:33   #2
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Re: Lagoon 500 gooseneck position

If you have a fixed bimini then boom obviously needs to clear it (and your head). This would mean dropping the gooseneck and raising the rear end of the boom. Raise it too high and you won't be able to reach the reefing points on the rear of the boom without a ladder. I think Lagoon thought of all this when they designed it. Make a diagram to see what the end result is when you lower the gooseneck say 1ft does the boom end rise 1 foot or maybe more? - will depend on the angle required to clear the front of the bimini. Also get the sail maker to confirm sail area differences.
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