Topic : boom strop

having seen one on the merlin rocket page of the speed sails catalogue does anyone know what they're for?

Posted: 06/11/2005 13:43:30
By: Peter Rhodes
There for mainsheet/kicker take offs on carbon booms when you dont want to be drilling to many holes. the strops spread the loads (hopefully) & therefore prevent to many breakages.

Posted: 06/11/2005 16:18:53
By: Barry Watkin
Strops are what crews throw when you shout at them.

Posted: 06/11/2005 18:08:22
By: Jon
that'll be why theres a market for them then

Posted: 06/11/2005 21:21:45
By: Barry Watkin
so what stops them sliding down. without drilling holes?

Posted: 07/11/2005 08:05:16
By: Peter Rhodes
There is a bit of string tied from the outboard boom-end fitting, tied to the strop, also tied to the kicker-strop if you have one.

This means that the kicker pulls it inboard and the string holds it outboard and hey-presto, it doesn't move!

Posted: 07/11/2005 08:10:11
By: Jon
The superpars boom i had on Armed Forces had two stainless eyes on the top for the mainsheet strops. The kicker strops were tied to one of those.

On my new boat there is a thin piece of tufnol glued to the top of the (Still superpars) boom and with lots of holes drilled in it. The kicker strop is looped through these holes.

Posted: 07/11/2005 08:36:29
By: Chris
Drilling holes in the top of the boom to secure the strop is fine as the load bearing via the strop is in compression.  Otherwise, some form of eye arrangement underneath the booom to kicker et al would be in tension.  Not good for carbon.

Posted: 07/11/2005 09:52:14
By: Midland Circuit Chap
I have a P&B sailcloth type thing.

Posted: 07/11/2005 10:19:08
By: Jon
I'm glad I shared that with you

Posted: 07/11/2005 10:28:37
By: Jon
Chipstow booms have their kicker strops glued to the upper surface of the boom - had it like that for 8 yrs and never moved a mm.

No holes, weighs nothing.


Posted: 08/11/2005 11:08:45
By: Chairman GGGGGG
Common GGG It must Weight something!!! all those milegrams add up.

Posted: 08/11/2005 12:14:03
By: overweight and dont care
I thought it was the holes that weighed nothing

Posted: 08/11/2005 23:29:55
By: Geoff P


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