Boomkicker's Boom Track Fittings are an alternative way for attaching the boom to provide extended travel and more adjustment. The new custom extrusions simplifies the design and lowers the price.
Easier setup and adjustment - The new fitting consists of 2 parts, the track and slider attached to the Boomkicker. The track, designed for flat or round bottom booms, uses 3 screws, the same as the standard fitting. The slider is free to move, with the stop set by a clevis pin through the track. 3 positions for the stop are provided. With the added range and adjustment, setting the boom height for installation is less critical. To adjust the height later whether it's for a change in setup, a different mainsail, a bimini, or just to clear heads is done by moving the stop pin. More stop positions can be added if needed. Adjustment does not affect downward travel which is handled by the flexing spring rods.
Lots more upward travel - When straight the Boomkicker is at the top of it's travel. At that point, the boom should be at it's highest operating position. Although the standard boom fitting allows some further upward travel of the boom, with the new fitting, the sky's the limit. This is great for racers during accidental roundups or cruisers who forget to set the vang when sailing downwind in heavy air.