Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Boom Bails & Mainsheet

The boom bails are now installed. As you can see in the pics below, Annie's boom was configured with pad-eyes secured with two machine screws threaded into the aluminum boom. After consulting with many experience sailors as well as Westsail Facebook, I decided to switch to boom bails. They can handle far more stress and are less likely to fail. It was recommended to me to install the center boom bail directly over the traveler so as to maximize leverage. That sounded logical to me so I did.

I'm trying to decide if I should remove the pad-eyes or just leave them in place... they're not really in the way but...?

I also installed my mainsheet... she's getting closer.

Fair seas and God bless.

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