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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:30 pm 
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I've been a little disappointed in the performance of my new T2 this season. This weekend, I modified the boom from my Bravo by removing the mast clamp and adding a 16 goose neck to fit the mast on the T2 and it's a totally different boat. It has lots of power and keeps it, even with minor adjustment to the mainsheet. I was able to take some measurements and will be adjusting the mainsheet mount further in so it won't interfere with the tiller crossbar and perfecting the downhaul now that I know it works.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:42 am 
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Cool. I wonder if that would also work on a Wave.

I'm trying to see what you did in the middle photo. Could you post a close up? It's hard to make out as I can't zoom in and the water in the background is the same colour as the hardware .... and I'm getting old.

Let us know how it works after the adjustments!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:10 am 
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Here's a better photo off the boat. After drilling the rivets off the end cap, I was able to unbolt the Bravo mast clamp and installed the 16 gooseneck. You could probably us the 16 boom but the Bravo is smaller in diameter. Then just connect the downhaul to the boom
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79' H16 "Green Lightning"
02' Bravo
81' 14T x 3
02' Getaway
11' H16
82 H16


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:25 pm 
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So I give up...why would the boom make the boat that much faster?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:28 am 
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It's better, because it maintains the shape of the sail and slight adjustments to the mainsheet will not effect the shape of the sail and keep it in it's power band. Without the boom, every time you move the mainsheet, the sail changes shape, the airflow over the front and back change, the pocket moves and all of that effects the performance. It's then difficult to get it back quickly. Think of the sail as a wing on a plane. Only we us it for forward motion instead of for hight. They don't want to change the shape of the wing every time they made a small adjustment in altitude.
With a boat like the 16 that has a boom, day's can be spent perfecting the sail pocket by adjusting the batten, downhaul and backhaul for different weather conditions or sailing angles. Once you have that down you can quickly set the boat up for what ever you want.
Now, I like to sail with my hull as high up as possible, on the edge of tipping over and I don't care about speed or power. That means I want my pocket higher up on the sail and my mast racked forward to give it more lift. But a day at Erie with big waves and wind, I go for more rake and a lower pocket By adding the boom it will keeps it's shape and I can start to work on batten tension. I've added the gauge stickers made for the 16 to my battens, once I have it where I want it can be reset it to the same place before hoisting the sail.

I hope this helps.

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79' H16 "Green Lightning"
02' Bravo
81' 14T x 3
02' Getaway
11' H16
82 H16


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:01 am 
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Thanks for the close up!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 pm 
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Are you still using the boom? How has it worked out?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:55 am 
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I'm not using the bravo boom anymore, I swapped over to a 16 mainsail and boom, much better boat. I still have to bravo boom if interested, it was an improvement and what inspired me to upgrade my sails.

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79' H16 "Green Lightning"
02' Bravo
81' 14T x 3
02' Getaway
11' H16
82 H16


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:57 pm 
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I sent you a PM about the Bravo boom.


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