A mainsail without boom

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by Alexander UA, Aug 7, 2013.


  1. bruceb
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    bruceb Senior Member

    Donald, some of the Stiletto catamaran's used full batten boomless mains, and I had one on a 24' trimaran I used to have. It worked great, was a full batten slab reefed and even had lazyjacks. It had a thick bottom batten that served as a fastening point for the extra lines. It was quite fast and seemed easier to handle than the boomed main I replaced it with. I would certainly consider using one again.
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