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max boom extension

Postby qwertyjjj » Mon May 29, 2017 3:12 pm

Can you extend a boom to the max and use it reliably?
To cover my sails, I need a range of 167-224cm and there are some boom covering that...
wondering if people use a rule like min to 80% of the max only or something like that...

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Re: max boom extension

Postby drewb70 » Tue May 30, 2017 2:04 pm

This is close to the size you want. ... /WBN14X11/
I think you could make it work. ... PAL%23276/
Maybe a bit better

Almost maxed i would be careful. But at 224 your probably on a big sail. Definitely, something that your not going to be looping with.

I use a 8.0 with a nearly maxed out boom(4cm from maxed) regularly and have had no issues. You should be fine.

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