Make a Boom Crutch

Anyone make a Boom Crutch out there? Anyone? Bueller?

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Can anyone tell me , how long a Boom Crutch might be?

Can anyone tell me , how long a Boom Crutch might be?

quote:[i]Originally posted by fliriesurf[/i] [br]Can anyone tel

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[i]Originally posted by fliriesurf[/i] [br]Can anyone tell me , how long a Boom Crutch might be?
W/out measuring mine (not immediately possible), I'd say you want the boom crutch to be long enough to make the boom level when it's attached to the mast. So the next time you rig your boat measure this distance et voila. I tried to make one using 1" PCV tubing but this was too flexible. They cost about $40 from Flying Scot. I think there you can also just buy the cradle part if you're able to fashion the rest on your own. "If the sea did wild or wicked things, it was because she could not help them." - Hemmingway