Starboard Forums

Starboard Forums (
-   Kevin`s Corner (
-   -   Extra wide boom (

shaneo 22nd August 2010 07:12 PM

Extra wide boom
Dear Kevin,

There is a picture of you in a Bic advertisement in one of the magazines from about 2001 I think. In the photo you are on formula gear with a Fiberspar Boom with a really wide head piece (as well as a wide tail piece). I'm just wondering if the boom was experimental and how you found the handling with all that extra leverage - I guess it must have had its flaws, or we would see more booms like this....

All the best,


Kevin Pritchard 1st September 2010 04:24 AM

Hi Shane,

Yeah that was a custom job, it worked good, but only for light wind. Once you got up and running it was hard to handle. I guess it was cause it was so far from the sail???

All times are GMT +7. The time now is 02:53 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.