- May 25, 2012
so how were the shrouds on the one you sailed? it did come with two masts. one got and one grey. the boom is around 8' long, and gold like the mast. it attaches to the mast via a square male fitting attached to the mast. to me, I haven't set it up yet, it looks like they used the grey mast, with the single shrouds, and possibly bought the gold mast just to get the boom. will see. it seems pretty complete. it came with a nice fitted cover, and updated flip up rudder, with fairly new sails. someone put some money into it.the rig was updated
thanks for the advice Joe!These racing dinghies are a blast. Mastering one will make you an excellent sailor. Hiking straps and maybe even trapeze lines should be evident once you get the gear sorted out. Look for self draining plug on the transom. It's like a one way valve. These boats often had adjustable or quick release shroud levers. Learn to fold and store the sails properly. There are many excellent books on sailing dinghies. Try to get your hands on as many as possible.... Look for titles like "Helming to Win" by Lawrie Smith & Ian Pinnell or "Race Winning Strategies" by Tom Linskey. Have fun!