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Old 10-08-2010, 15:13   #1
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Different Kind of Boom Gallows

My boat is small, my boom short.
Has anyone made a boom gallows to mount behind the cockpit with a slight forward curve in order to catch the end of the boom?

I'd like to mount the uprights on the lazarett, something to lean against, support solar, wind gen., anchor lights, SSB antenna .....
but need the gallows to curve further forward. How little of the boom must sit on the gallows to be sturdy?
And is this a convenient place to mount the main traveler?

Pictures would be great!

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Old 10-08-2010, 16:27   #2
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Are you talking about something like this?

The Cockpit Traveler Arch ( hunter marine ) video clip

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Small boat boom crutches are removable. Often you'll see oar lock sockets used to hold the legs of the crutch. They are yanked out and stowed before you get underway. A small boat with a fixed crutch is a very, very rare thing and would seem to be in the way of everything on a small boat. Don't use the hideous contrivance that Jobi came up with over at Hunter, it's unquestionably ugly and in fact is, a "tubular mizzen" in windage.
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hunter is close

Thanks Sailmonkey
The hunter design is close to what I was thinking. But with a boom gallows and traveler along front edge (I will not have a topping lift)

I will start modifying their design to see what I can come up with \
Thanks again for the link
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