addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-leftarrow-right-10x10arrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscontroller-playcredit-cardcrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobe--smallglobegmailgooglegroupshelp-with-circleimageimagesinstagramFill 1languagelaunch-new-window--smalllight-bulblinklocation-pinlockm-swarmSearchmailmediummessagesminusmobilemoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1ShapeoutlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonprintShapeShapeShapeShapeImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruserwarningyahooyoutube

Ahoy Boaters in Victoria Message Board › IslanderSailboat.Info

IslanderSailboat.Info

Bruce_N_Smith
Bruce_N_Smith
Victoria, BC
Post #: 36
Hi all, I started a new website for fans of Wayfarer Islander sailboats http://islandersailboat.info/­. The social media links go to my Pinterest and YouTube pages if any of you are using those platforms!
Bruce_N_Smith
Bruce_N_Smith
Victoria, BC
Post #: 38
Hi, anyone have any advice for me regarding the wire that attaches the rear of my boom to the aft stay? http://islandersailbo...­ Also, I appreciate the phone chat we had @WilliamWhite before I started this cotter pin replacement work, thanks again!
Bruce S.
BruceSt
Sidney, BC
Post #: 39
Hi Bruce, the wire is a topping lift. A much superior design is a wire which goes to the masthead with a block and adjustable line on the end of the boom. This allows you to support the boom while reefing. http://stingysailor.c...­
Bruce_N_Smith
Bruce_N_Smith
Victoria, BC
Post #: 39
Thanks Bruce! I will definitely keep that adjustable topping lift in mind! Do you prefer that over a boomkicker?

Hi Bruce, the wire is a topping lift. A much superior design is a wire which goes to the masthead with a block and adjustable line on the end of the boom. This allows you to support the boom while reefing. http://stingysailor.c...­

Bruce S.
BruceSt
Sidney, BC
Post #: 40
No preference, a couple of our charter boats had rigid vangs, the spring style, and they seemed to work fine. The wire style allow you to lift the boom up to give you more clearance in the cockpit while you are not underway. Some boats have the topping lift fixed on the end of the boom and then through a sheave at the masthead and down through the mast. However, the mast had to be designed for this option. The style I referred to should have the tail end of the line lead forward to just aft of the gooseneck so it can be adjusted regardless of the point of sail.
Bruce_N_Smith
Bruce_N_Smith
Victoria, BC
Post #: 40
Thanks again, great stuff!

No preference, a couple of our charter boats had rigid vangs, the spring style, and they seemed to work fine. The wire style allow you to lift the boom up to give you more clearance in the cockpit while you are not underway. Some boats have the topping lift fixed on the end of the boom and then through a sheave at the masthead and down through the mast. However, the mast had to be designed for this option. The style I referred to should have the tail end of the line lead forward to just aft of the gooseneck so it can be adjusted regardless of the point of sail.

Powered by mvnForum

Membership dues

CAD10.00 Yearly - Due 01 Jan

This covers: Dues go towards Meetup fees and the rare excess will go to social fund for you.

Payment is accepted using:

  • PayPal
  • Cash or check - “Make cheques payable to Leslie Basham, 658 Ralph St. Victoria, BC, V8Z 1Z5. Include the group name and your username!!!

Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.

People in this
group are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy