> > still not upright as much as I should be.
> > btw the boom is at neck level,
> Too high. Shoulder height or slightly lower for new sails. in the 1980's
> we sailed with the boom and about eye-level. Newer sails don't get raked
> back nearly as much and thus a lower boom works better for me.
thoughts. Generally, I was under the impression that the higher you were
comfortable with, the better. This allowed the boom to be higher on the mast
and made for a cleaner, stiffer rig. This can get to extremes, but it is what
I have found to work, especially on race sails. I keep it a little lower on my
wave stuff, but if it gets too low on the race sails, then it feels pretty