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  • #25363
    Anonymous
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    Hello, I have just acquired a lovely Mk IV.

    On my old Mk 2 I screwed a varnished mahogany strip across the top of the transom where the main sheet track was before I converted to centre main and a bridle, to protect the GRP from being eaten by the boom when raising/ lowering the main.

    I could use another piece of wood but the Mk IV does not have timber anywhere else, I was wondering about gluing a hard plastic strip or across the top of the transom. Has anyone else done anything to protect this edge and what did you use?

    Mike

    #25395
    Andrew Morrice
    Participant

    I’d go for some padding on the boom (grey dense foam or carpet) covering the last 4 – 5 inches, or a topping lift.

    The topping lift helps cruisers to reef without the boom dropping into the boat, which is why I have one, but it does also make setting up less of a bangy business.

    cheers

    Boris W6330 Delphy

     

     

     

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