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c-18 boom height

Feb 19, 2008
Catalina Capri 18 ann arbor
Hello All -

When I have my sail fully raised, and the luff taught, my gooseneck is right in the middle of the mast feed slot.

Does it usually go above the feed slot?
Thinking about a mast gate - at this point I usually leave the luff a little slack and secure the gooseneck above the slot.



Jun 11, 2011
Catalina 1980 C27 Meinke Marina on Lake Erie
John, going from memory here but I think my boom sits below the mast slot when hauled down to get the luff taught. I have a sail stop just above the mast slot so when dousing the main it doesn't fall out of the mast slot. A mast gate is a good idea though. Makes things easier all around.
Feb 19, 2008
Catalina Capri 18 ann arbor

I’m trying to make peace with a bimini. On such a small boat, every inch seems to count. I’m Starting to think the the dumpster is the best place to deploy it, but I want to make the good effort before I give up.