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5/2/2019 at 12:53:34 PM GMT
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Boom crutch length

Can anyone tell me the length of a Sanderling's boom crutch?  I, um, lost mine.


11/5/2019 at 12:20:37 AM GMT
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I was at my boat today and measured. 35" total length, the bottom of the boom rides about 2" below the top of the crutch.

11/5/2019 at 1:36:19 PM GMT
Posts: 30
Thank you, sir! I will saw one out this winter!


11/6/2019 at 1:46:56 AM GMT
Posts: 68
My original is likewise 35 inches; however I was always ducking under the boom when in cockpit. I made a new one 42 inches long (40 to notch), and it really opened up the cockpit. Stand on seat when furling sail. Helps to use a couple of guy lines in a seaway, as longer crutch sways with more force.

11/10/2019 at 12:41:53 PM GMT
Posts: 30
Thanks for the tip. I have the opposite problem-- I find that I have to take the boom off the crutch and lower it to furl the sail, but on your recommendation, I may cut a longer crutch just to see how it works.


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