There are 3 pad eyes in the groove on the bottom side of my boom. The most forward is for my boom vang. Working aft, the second is for my main sheet. There is a third one that slides in the groove (it’s not affixed). Does anyone know what it is for?
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The original OEM Mainsail only had 1 reef so it definitely should have been affixed. In my case, the boat had been dismasted and Previous Owner had installed a brand new boom but never bothered to rivet any of the slides into it.Mine is attached. But I only have one reef point. Could it be that it slides in case you have two.
So why are there four?
Anyone have a link on where I can buy these pad eyes (Boom Bails). I searched and couldn't find them anywhere. Thanks
Any custom sized boom fitting will be pricey. Most major modern spar manufacturers sell a similar fitting custom sized to fit their various booms. The trick is to find one that fits the groove. It doesn’t necessarily need to be an articulation bale. It could be stationary.Thanks. Kinda pricey. Any after market locations?