Bent Jib Boom

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Mark Robinson
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Bent Jib Boom

Post by Mark Robinson » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:33 pm

I note that some jib booms are bent upwards and the parts are available from sails etc. I am interested in the benefits. Is it a sail area benefit ?

Mike Ewart
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Re: Bent Jib Boom

Post by Mike Ewart » Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:54 pm

In the case of a bent boom on a 6 metre it is to get the maximum sail area and get the jib as low to the deck as possible, with a jib very low down a straight boom would catch on the deck when goosewinged.
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Mark Robinson
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Re: Bent Jib Boom

Post by Mark Robinson » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:30 am

Thanks Mike.

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