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Dave Barker

We’re talking about an over-boom tent here, right?

Have you got a rope bridle (about 4 mm diameter line) fitted around the boat to attach the tent? This is much easier than having to rig up a temporary one each time you use the tent. Depending on the shape and material of your gunwhale this is potentially quite easy to fit. Most tents seem to have either adjustable velcro or rope/shockcord ties to hold the edges of the tent down.

If the boom needs to be raised above its usual height for the tent you’ll probably need a sliding gooseneck, which slots into the mast track above the fixed gooseneck that your boom normally fits onto. The mast track may need to be widened slightly – ours did. At the stern a simple ‘scissor’ crutch, for example, will support the other end of the boom.

Does this begin to answer any of your questions?