Thread: tie the boom
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Old 27th August 2012, 02:22 PM   #3
Ken
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Yep, that's one way we did it in the 80's and earlier. I started (bought a board) in late 83.

The problem with the tie on system you mention is that the rope length and knot had to be exactly right. Too long and you had a sloppy boom. Too short and you could crush the mast when pulling the boom down.

Clamp on booms were a blessing.
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