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Jib boom counterbalance weight


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Hi all

Can someone help me and explain the purpose of the jib boom counterweight. Reading much of the published literature on the IOM i can not find anything on this subject. I see some IOMs with the weight placed over the bows, other with it just against the jib boom. How do you make the correct setting? 
any suggestion welcome.


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Perhaps the best way to find a good position for the jib weight is to hook the jib sail head on to something about waist height and hold the hold-down line so that the sail is tight and approximately horizontal. You can then adjust the weight so that the boom is horizontal.

Edited by Terry Connell
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