Use of a foreguy

Skykomish E29 8:55am, 5 September 2007
Hi, reading the original sailing instructions that came with the Achilles I note that mention is made of using a Foreguy in light winds to stop the boom shaking the wind out of the mainsail. this sounds a great idea if it stops that incessant banging as the boom swings in really light breezes.
Has anybody tried one of these and if so can they describe how to set it up?
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
Night shift again?
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
A foreguy and afterguy are used on your spinny pole (up and downhaul) to stop shake in spinny,
What we use to stop boom shake is a line tied onto kick strap boom point,and other end to shroud. Called a preventer this stops danger of boom swinging over in light wind choppy sea situation .
If you put a snap shackle on kicking strap top end you can unclip it feed around shroud reattach and have an adjustable one (no knot s)
Skykomish E29 Posted 11 years ago. Edited by Skykomish E29 (member) 11 years ago
that sounds exactly what the instructions are referring too as they also make reference to it being a safety feature in rspect of accidental gybing, I just couldn't work out the angles when it came to attachment points but now it is much clearer thanks
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