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.
Use For Boomicker Model
Std. Track Length
For customers looking to get more power out of the vang, purchase plates are a relatively easy and affordable way to double the power without buying a whole new block and tackle system. No drilling required. Two sizes available with thick aluminum plates to spread the load evenly over the shackle pins. Harken and Wichard shackles standard.
To double an existing multi-purchase vang, you'll need the purchase plate, a single block for the boom and a cascade line or wire. The puchase plates come standard with a straight D shackle for the mast attachment, but twist shackles are available. Specify if needed when ordering.
The cascade line should be a high tech, low stretch line or wire. The single for the boom needs to be designed for the load and either the line or wire.