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Hey "Aerochic",

That's really cool!! All it need as an "I ;) NY" on the sail!! (Guess that was after their time...heehee!)

But, I used to have a little Boston Whaler sail boat...(so I know a "little" about sailing)...how did those guys get out of the way of the boom when changing directions? (I know you probably aren't old enough to have been there...but, what's your best guess?)

Keep It Up!

Duane

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Maybe they only went one way instead of tacking. Then stopped and turned around for the return journey?

That's Good!! Baloo

Yeah, maybe they lived on a "one way" street! heehee!

Keep It Up!

Duane

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Not sure bout the older sailors such as the picture posted above, but the newer ones you lay back a bit more in the seat and the boom swings side to side above your head. When you sheet the sail in to its max, the sheet line comes down quite low and sometimes you have to duck and bob your head back and forth from side to side, but most of the time the boom is high enough that it never gets in the way.

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