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Offline Garyandjoanlee

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Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« on: July 17, 2017, 02:07:55 PM »
Has anyone installed the Com-Pac "Boom Tendr" conversion?  Would love to hear your opinion and experience with this device before I buy one. Looks like you can keep your Main on the mast and just fold everything up to trailer? Is it that simple?
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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 06:20:32 PM »
OK. I can only assume that either no one has ever used this "Boom Tendr" Conversion- OR you are tired of my posts!~ (Just kidding) So with the advice of Gerry from Com Pac Yachts- I am taking the plunge and adding this rod.  The end result is suppopsed to give me the ability to leave both my boom and mainsail right on the mast, folded up for trailering. Will report back!
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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 07:11:15 PM »
Wouldn't the mast stick out pretty far off the stern of the boat? The Catboats have shorter masts and they are set farther forward so this arrangement works well. Still, I'm curious to see this work.

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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2017, 09:48:59 PM »
Funny you should ask that- its the first question I had for Com-Pac. No. The mast still slides off the mast step as always and suspends up front to trailer. Thats no different. But the boom & mainsail stay on the mast all folded together.
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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2017, 04:49:50 AM »
Interesting. So it works differently than the Catboats system where the top of the mast simply pivots down and rest on the gallows.

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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2017, 05:36:38 AM »
It works similar to the Legacy and Eclipse systems where the hinge is parted and the mast moves forward,
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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2017, 06:24:43 AM »
Aha, I see. Thanks for the enlightenment!

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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 07:56:21 AM »
I'm curious about this, and look forward to hearing your report back.  Google wasn't very helpful, so first hand details will be great to see.

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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 08:10:25 AM »
Com-Pac Legacy sailboat company video has a section called "At The Ramp" which briefly shows the detached mast being attached.  Seems to make more sense now, essentially replacing the mast step with a different one that folds and has two parts. 

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Re: Com Pac Boom Tendr conversion?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2017, 07:25:27 PM »
I have it on my 16 - works great. For trailering, the mast comes off the step and is supported on the bow pulpit and the gallows at the stern.