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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 16 at 9:34pm
At large adult size, centre main will make the boat seem even more tiny, and you'll get the rope wrapped round your neck.
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Fit a duck under to avoid strangulation.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote piglet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Jun 16 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by Longwayround

My boat is, unless I'm very much mistaken, equipped with the superchute and steel plate

Check your boom diameter, if it's 1 3/4" then you have a boat worth investing in.
As you rightly say, improving the boat you already have would spread the cost.
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Originally posted by piglet

you have a boat worth investing in.

You spend money on a boat, you don't invest in it.

With a boat of that age you might if lucky get 10% of what you spend back in increased value when you sell it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Jun 16 at 6:50am
Originally posted by 423zero

Fit a duck under to avoid strangulation.


It isn't the bit along the boom, it is the bit from boom to boat when gybing or even tacking. To get clear when tacking or gybing facing forwards you have to move so far aft you sink the stern, especially if big enough that much time is spent central in the boat.
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