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S/V AMITY

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Gallows
« on: July 05, 2019, 03:56:03 PM »
  Has anyone fabbed & installed gallows for the main boom?  Am not a big fan of hanging the boom on the topping lift when on the hook.  Pictures, narrative or cautions much appreciated.   Cheers!

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Re: Gallows
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2019, 02:13:51 AM »
One foot long cable with a snap shackle bolted to the front of the mizzen mast holding up the boom.  Tighten main sheet to secure.  Easy easy money compared to constructing gallows.
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Re: Gallows
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2019, 06:56:12 PM »
Phantom came with this pennant and it is very useful.  We made a simple gallows for the mizzen boom to be the aft connection for a cockpit awning.
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Re: Gallows
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 08:02:36 PM »
Thanks for the words S/V Journey & Jim S.  My only thought is somehow to keep he boom solidly stationary in a rolly anchorage.  Oddly, I can sleep fine off watch when under sail but moored in a harbor in rocking conditions, even a pencil rolling in a drawer can keep me up.  Maybe the solution is to double-up the nightcap before turning in.  Cheers!