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Old 25th June 2007, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Boom height

How high do you rig your boom when you sail big sails from 6.5 to 10 sq. meters? I'm starting to use a mast pad under my boom head because I'm sailing a rather delicate board. This requires a boom arm height which lies about as high as my lower neck/collar bone. I've seen photos of various pros and amateurs with booms this high, but never really tried it seriously. Will this make sailing more difficult? Already I have my lines stretched to their max with this height. For me to lengthen them, I will have to bring them closer on the boom. This would definitely approach the recommendations of most professionals, but it isn't what I have been accustomed to using. Consequently, I've been spending more time in the water.
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