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Trick to attach gaff sail boom to the mast
Have you ever had the problem, that when you went to attach your boom (for your mainsail or spanker) to the mast middle part (2537) , the lower attachment point was to close to the deck and the upper one was to high above it?
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Trick to attach gaff sail boom to the mast

Have you ever had the problem, that when you went to attach your boom (for your mainsail or spanker) to the mast middle part (2537) , the lower attachment point was to close to the deck and the upper one was to high above it?

Well I have, I had it while I was building the RTS Zavala, and I solved that problem.

part list:
  • 2537 mast middle
  • 3957 antenna
  • 4589 cone 1 x 1
  • 4276 or 4275 plate 1 x 2 with 2 or 3 finger hinge
  • 4735 space robot arm
  • 4095 bar 6.6L with stop



This goes on the side of the mast with the hollow, which on my ships is towards the stern.
Put the antenna in first and slide it through the hole and extra 1/2 inch or so, and snug it back down at the end. Note that the hinge plate will not be straight (no room) but that's OK because you don't want your booms to be straight, lay them off to the port or starboard it will give your model more life!

And if someone asks you what that is suppose to be. You say (with a straight face!) "Why, from top it's the boom halyard rail, the pivoting boom gooseneck, cunningham downhaul, boom shock-kicker, and ending at the bottom with the attachment point for the boom vang pulley block, of course!". I guaranty that will shut them up!! Oh, and you can attach the boom vang rigging at the bottom if you want!

You can see this trick in these photos, look at the end of the boom:


This trick was posted in this eurobricks pirate forum thread.

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enjoy

kurt

Notes:
  • RTS - Republic of Texas Ship
  • RTN - Republic of Texas Navy
  • LNA - Lego Naval Architect






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