Originally Posted by wostenberg
Hmm! Perhaps not? It will keep the boom up. I'm setting it up to single
I don't think I can just turn it around. It has a curved front end. I was thinking about making it slide back? I have a forward hatch that opens toward the bow.
a topping lift
will keep the boom up and be a whole heck of a lot less money
. Well setup you set it once and forget it.
Most my boats had a vynil coated wire from the masthead down to a few feet above the boom end. Then a block on the bottom of the wire. A piece of line from the boom end thru the block, back to a turning block on the boom and to a cleat on the boom up toward the mast
But as I said, once you get it just right you leave it.
I used a four part tackle vang with large snap shackles and actually used it more as a preventer than a vang.