Boom fitting

Phil Thomas1 11:41am, 28 October 2007
Hi All

Being a novice at this sailing lark can I ask for some help? I have been experiencing problems getting the mainsail trimmed properly during this first season with the Achilles. There appears to be a triangular gap at the foot of the mainsail where it enters the groove in the mast. I recently encounteres another A24 while going through the Cardiff Bay barrage and he did not appear to have the same boom/mast fitting as me (though I was looking at a distance). I am beginning to suspect that I may have a 'substitute' boom with a different or incorrect mast fitting. Could someone post a close-up photo of the standard fitting so I can check? I'm sure you guys will be able to help.

BTW - We just had a week in the ionian on a MIrage27 and, despite the improved headroom, it didn't sail half as well as the Achilles IMHO. Still..good fun for all that and the weather was terrific.

Have the rest of a good weekend

Skykomish E29 11 years ago
Phil can you post a picture of your boom that way it will be clearer to see where your problem lies
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
Too or three different masts were fitted so different goosenecks and boomms . Chille had an eye bolt originally but it was nicked! What you see in the pic is a bodge up .
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
Hello aeolus hows the flu?
Phil Thomas1 11 years ago

I've posted a photo of the gooseneck to the group. However I seem to adjust the mainsail it always seems to be set too far back from the mast. Even Chille's so-called 'bodge-up' seems preferable. Suggestions anybody?
busy home [deleted] 11 years ago
Try leaving out the bottom sail slide ?
Skykomish E29 11 years ago
My cold is much better thank you Ron.
Skykomish E29 11 years ago
Skykomish E29 11 years ago
See picture above on main site, this is as near a detail shot of my old Skipper 17 gooseneck that I have but it seems to be a similar fitting to yours and as Ron suggests is fitted the other way up to yours.
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