[Public-List] Boom end bolt - photo of inside of casting showing lock nut

David Tessier via Public-List public-list at lists.alberg30.org
Sat Sep 19 12:10:28 PDT 2015

I have a photo of the above, showing the lock nut on the inside of the boom end casting, as well as:
a) the bolts that I used to replace the rivets holding the casting into the end of the boom (drilled/tapped the casting)
b) two slightly modified and massively strong Wichard eyes held in place by 4 of these bolts. the stbd side eye serves as a strong attachment point for 3 slab reefing lines (termination stbd side of aft end of boom, up to reef grommet in leech of sail, down to turning block on boom just aft of grommet, along boom to cleat near the mast; technique used in lieu of reefing winch even reefing solo hove-to in strong wind) ; the other eye is available for other purposes, e.g., boom_end-to-stem preventer, securing boom end triangularly with mainsheet at anchor..
I can send pic of boom end and/or reefing set up to any concerned.Cheers,David Tessier#319


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