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Mike McCoy

I just removed the staysail boom from my WS32. I can tell you having it out of the way *really* frees up the foredeck. Almost like having a new boat ;)

To me the advantage of having a staysail boom was the 'self-tending' single sheet.

In his service manual Bud describes a way to rig the boomless staysail to basically achieve the same thing. Note however I understand going boomless will cost some staysail performance due to the foot being loose. Even if so, it's a small price to pay for opening up the foredeck.

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