Re: the halyard

Posted by CLC on Jul 15, 2005

>>>>>>There is a wooden gooseneck on the end of the boom that obviously rides along the edge of the mast, but no other hardware supplied that would keep it in place. Do I just tie a line around the boom and secure it to a cleat on the mast as a downhaul?


The gooseneck on the Eastport Pram won't come loose under sail. All of the loads are towards the mast, and the downhaul will help hold it there, too. I've never seen the gooseneck come loose underway.

Page 22 and 25 in the instruction manual (23 and 25 in older revisions) have good photos and drawings of the boom, gooseneck, and downhaul in action.

In Response to: Re: the halyard by Nox Connelly on Jul 15, 2005