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Old 29-01-2019, 18:20   #1
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Is an angle in my mizzen boom a bad thing?

Hello all,

If my mizzen boom is parallel it hits my head when standing at the helm. If I cant it up a bit, less than 5 degrees I'd say, I can easily fit under it. Difference of 5'9" and 5'11" off the deck.

I'm in the process of adding a bimini to my boat AND also getting my mizzen sail repaired.

Is it a bad thing to add an angle into my mizzen boom and then tailor the sail to fit the new boom angle? I really like standing at the helm without stooping over.

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Re: Is an angle in my mizzen boom a bad thing?

If you’re getting a new sail then no, all you’re doing is losing a tiny bit of sail area. Make sure the sailmaker knows the angle though, as otherwise your mizzen will be baggy.
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Re: Is an angle in my mizzen boom a bad thing?

Instead of an angled mizzen how about raising the boom by moving the gooseneck to accommodate your bimini and your noggen. Then it won’t look odd.
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