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Boom fitting

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Phil Thomas1 says:

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

Phil
4:41AM, 28 October 2007 PDT (permalink)

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Skykomish E29 says:

Phil can you post a picture of your boom that way it will be clearer to see where your problem lies
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busy home [deleted] says:

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 .
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busy home [deleted] says:

Hello aeolus hows the flu?
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Phil Thomas1 says:

Hi

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?
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busy home [deleted] says:

Try leaving out the bottom sail slide ?
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Skykomish E29 says:

My cold is much better thank you Ron.
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Skykomish E29 says:

Detail-shot-of-Skipper-boom
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Skykomish E29 says:

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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