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dgibbons
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Boom clearance

Postby dgibbons » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:32 pm

Hi everybody,
As the newest owner or a flush deck Frances (Malish), I have a question; do you have to duck while sitting in the cockpit for the boom to pass?

I am 5'11" (standing) and the boom is a definite lethal weapon.

Is it just how I rigged my boat or basic to the design?

thanks
Dennis

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Re: Boom clearance

Postby itchen » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:05 am

I am 5'10" and have more than adequate clearance when seated. My boat is a trunk cabin model and has a taller than standard mast. I can
measure the distance to bottom of boom from top of seat if you are interested. You may consider having the leach cut higher so that the boom sets a bit higher towards end of boom.

Best to you

Mark
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Re: Boom clearance

Postby dgibbons » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm

Mark,
thanks,
Can you also measure the distance from the deck to the gooseneck?

I am 5/11 and have to keep the topping lift hard to raise the boom enough for safety.

Dennis

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Re: Boom clearance

Postby itchen » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:14 am

Dennis, I will measure this weekend when at the boat. Any other measurements that you need ?

Best

Mark

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Re: Boom clearance

Postby itchen » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:54 am

Hello Dennis,

The measurement from the deck at base of the mast to the goose neck is 39". Hope this helps.

Sincerely

Mark
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