Spinnaker boom, right size?

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Re: Spinnaker boom, right size?

by Mikael » Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:22 am

olpalon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 22:39 pm
Mikael wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 22:41 pm
Moikka,

Löysin tämän viestiketjun missä ollaan keskusteltu boomkickeristä. Onko forumilla tietoa/ehdotusta minkälainen boomkicker feneeseen tulisi ostaa?


//Mikael
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Re: Spinnaker boom, right size?

by olpalon » Tue Feb 23, 2021 22:39 pm

Mikael wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 22:41 pm
Moikka,

Löysin tämän viestiketjun missä ollaan keskusteltu boomkickeristä. Onko forumilla tietoa/ehdotusta minkälainen boomkicker feneeseen tulisi ostaa?


//Mikael
Tuo forumin hakutoiminto on aika tehokas lisätietojen hakemiseen. :D

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Re: Spinnaker boom, right size?

by Mikael » Mon Feb 22, 2021 22:41 pm

Moikka,

Löysin tämän viestiketjun missä ollaan keskusteltu boomkickeristä. Onko forumilla tietoa/ehdotusta minkälainen boomkicker feneeseen tulisi ostaa?


//Mikael

by harald » Sun May 22, 2011 03:36 am

Not necesserily, as far as I know there are no rules limiting the lengt of the pole to J. Some handicapping rules give you a penalty for having a pole longer than J. Most boats I know have a pole a little longer than J.

by alex » Sat May 21, 2011 23:07 pm

Petri wrote:Maximum lenght dictated by the class regulations is 2800mm
FE83's J dimension is 2720 mm, how come spinnaker boom length is 2800 mm? Shouldn't it be equal to J? :-0

by alex » Fri Mar 18, 2011 18:38 pm

VVille wrote:Avoid the old Selden type ends which open towards the end of the boom (axially) rather than up/downwards (radially). The difference in ease of use is quite large.
Yes, that business I know, thank you. :)

by VVille » Thu Mar 17, 2011 00:09 am

The spinnaker boom and its bag fit inside our old mainsail cover without any problems, the difference is smaller than the difference between poorly and well folded mainsail. This winter we bought new cover from WB-sails and they said that the normal cover works also with the spinnaker boom on main boom without any problems.

I recommend that you get boom with ends shaped like this new Selden end http://shop.spars.co.uk/534-865-01-spip ... 3452-p.asp . Many manufacturers make these. Avoid the old Selden type ends which open towards the end of the boom (axially) rather than up/downwards (radially). The difference in ease of use is quite large.

by alex » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:00 am

Panu wrote:Anyway there is no way I would place the spinnaker boom back onto the deck.
Yes, yes, I am convinced. :)

by Panu » Tue Mar 15, 2011 15:01 pm

alex wrote:Interested, does WB-Sails main sail cover also cover attached spinnaker boom? Does anyone know? Harald, I guess you have main cover from WB-Sails?..
Hi all

We have WB main sail cover and attached spinnaker boom holder and it works quite well together. No problems at all. Our cover is quite old from year 1990. I can't say that WB's cover design is still the same..?

Anyway there is no way I would place the spinnaker boom back onto the deck.

by alex » Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:26 pm

harald wrote:We have a no-name cover, but I don't think this is gonna be a problem. The spinboom isn't that thick.
Thanks, that was fast. :)

by harald » Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:25 pm

We have a no-name cover, but I don't think this is gonna be a problem. The spinboom isn't that thick.

by alex » Mon Mar 14, 2011 21:19 pm

Interested, does WB-Sails main sail cover also cover attached spinnaker boom? Does anyone know? Harald, I guess you have main cover from WB-Sails?..

by alex » Sun Mar 13, 2011 14:10 pm

harald wrote:As an added bonus the mainsail gets a better shape in lighter winds when the weight of the boom doesn't oversheet the main. Without a boomkicker or some other lifting device the leech usually closes due to the weight of the boom.
Makes good sense. Perhaps I have to go shopping. :)

by alex » Sun Mar 13, 2011 14:06 pm

risto wrote:On the other hand, the added convenience in using the spinnaker boom from the bag out shines all other reasons not having it there hands down so I would like to say that this is the best way to keep the spin boom away from the deck.
This is very true, yes.

by harald » Fri Mar 11, 2011 09:52 am

I strongly recommend Barton's Boomkicker. It's a device that installs right under the main boom, along the kicking strap. It keeps the boom level without a topping lift. As an added bonus the mainsail gets a better shape in lighter winds when the weight of the boom doesn't oversheet the main. Without a boomkicker or some other lifting device the leech usually closes due to the weight of the boom.

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