Centaur Boom attachment

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Jaymze
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Centaur Boom attachment

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The boom is attached to the mast with a bolt, the nut underneath is loose - is this normal, makes me nervous?!

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mikebuggy
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Re: Centaur Boom attachment

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I'm afraid thats a bit of a made up system there. A rigging toggle (bottom part of a rigging bottle screw) has been used as a goose neck bolt. A proper gooseneck bolt is smooth (unthreaded) where it travels through the moving parts and only has threads at the lower end. If the correct fittings are used, the bolt should be a very close fit (ie no rattling around). The bolt will also have provision for a through split-pin to hold the nut in place. The bolt should have something like an eye on the top end to allow the fitting of mainsail tack attachment and reefing hooks. Obviously, the boom also needs to be able move freely up and down as well as side to side.
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Re: Centaur Boom attachment

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Thanks for the info, that really helps. Short term I think some duck tape on the nut, whilst I track down something like you describe!

Cheers,

J
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