Hi Ken, you beat me by a few years. Congratulations !!
First I had a cleat fixed to the boom head so I could adjust the rope easily, and then make an extra knot for safety. Later I replaced it by a slot to hold the knot, much faster and tighter with a rope of the right length. However I agree this was kind of bricolage compared to "modern" clamping systems that appeared in the early 90's.
Last edited by Farlo; 29th August 2012 at 06:42 AM.