Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Boom Clearance

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    usually sea
    Posts
    6

    Default Boom Clearance

    Does anybody know of any rules or regulations concerning the height of the boom over the deck or shear of a yacht?

    Thanks,

    Rick


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Hampshire
    Posts
    1,009

    Default Re: Boom Clearance

    It would be a class rule

    My Shipman class has a minimum and maximum height above the mast foot.

    Cheers

    Wayne


  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    North Wales, sailing Aegean Sea or Menai Strait
    Posts
    16,829

    Default Re: Boom Clearance

    There's nothing in Recreational Craft Directive that covers boom height. I realise that this does not apply in USA but that's the nearest to a set of rules that I'm aware of.

    Answers to some technical queries at http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    E.Sussex
    Posts
    606

    Default Re: Boom Clearance

    I should think that your height plus 6 inches would be about right !

    Plans are drawn in the sand........ at low tide.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    Belgium, Holland
    Posts
    1,918

    Default It\'s a compromise

    The higher the boom goes, the higher the center of gravity, the more the boat is going to heel.

    The lower the boom goes, the more chance of a smack on the head.

    I've got it at: me standing in the cockpit + 10cm

    (for the speedfreaks: in light winds, the boom has to go higher, lower in hard winds)

    Obi-Wan
    http://sirocco31.tripod.com
    Group of people on the pontoon: skipper is the one with the toolbox
    http://sirocco31.tripod.com
    http://www.certif.be

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •