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jfeehan



Joined: 27 Jul 1998
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Boom Height for Foiling Reply with quote

I have mostly been rigging my boom where i rig it for non-foil sailing.

Is that what most people are doing?

I was thinking that a higher boom - maybe a lot higher - might be better. I'll try it next time I get out, but thought I'd ask here.
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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Location: East Bay

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depends what your normal boom height happens to be.
Lower boom allows sheeting in and out without affecting rig angle changes, while higher booms can increase rig to windward angle as you sheet in.
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bert



Joined: 10 Apr 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having foiled for a year, I've raised the boom about 3 inches higher and have gone from a 22 inch harness line to 26..I seem to foil more comfortably with this setup.
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SergioKapul



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your point of reference is wave sailing or freeride, boom hight should be same or highter in the beginning. Comparing to formula, it's lower. Also, depends if you riding swell on foil or going upwind/downwind. Lower for more control, higher for more power,etc.
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grantmac017



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm perhaps 1-1.5" lower than on a ~100L board using the same sail size. I prefer minimal MBP on the foil, makes ride height easier to control with the feet. My mast base is fully rearward.
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