What sort of gooseneck fitting do the older boom Nacras e.g. 5.2 use. I believe they were rectangular booms, so what could I make work? I've google searched and pulled up some pics of hardware (not installed, just the item) and I can't visualize the connection.

Originally Posted by Jake
Note that if you can put a strop around the boom to the mainsail so that the mainsheet loads are directly transferred to the sail, and only use the boom to support an outhaul adjustment

I like this idea a lot. Would I have just one loop/strop and pick one of the 3 holes in the clew plate, or have multiplier strops, one in each hole, to maintain the option of pull point? Or will the outhaul take the place of a clew traveller type arrangement, by adjusting foot tension and sail shape ?

Last edited by sierracat; 12/31/14 03:37 AM.