When you retro fit this gooseneck on a D+ mast do you need to alter black band on the boom ?
Gains " on the run" I meant to say
Hi Richard the extended gooseneck allows the boom to go out further on the run. It is a slight advantage (every little helps as a supermarket says) so worth doing. The biggest gains are in sail settings such as getting the kicker well off and in finding the best wind and waves relative to your opponents.
Thanks Paul good advice
Richard, yes the black band will need to be moved if you retro fit an extended gooseneck. But before you start drilling off the existing one, check the hole spacings are the same for the new one, not sure the Selden Extended Goosneck has the same fixing pattern as the standard one
Thanks great advice. Do you think the extended gooseneck makes a difference ?
I was about to suggest that a perfect start will have much more affect. But then the sailor who makes these tiny marginal improvements is also likely to be sat perfectly close to the line with seconds to go😅
Yes, they were measured at the 2023 Nationals and my boom band moved about 15mm
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