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Boomkicker install...any tricks or tips?

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Installing a boomkicker on the boat and my Santana 30. Any tips or tricks to the install?  I have to figure out how to stop my boom from rotating, but other than that anything to watch out for?

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Just make sure that you position the boom track fitting so a total 'vang off' does not lift the boom out of the kicker slug. This might require slightly bend (loaded) rods in the neutral position.

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I did this on my J/80 about 3 weeks ago. 

Go slow, the instructions are amazing its gonna be way easier than you thought 

 

 

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Yes - boom rotation would probably brake it. Also verify that it does not interfere with any mast mounted instruments through the full range of movement including fully sheeted in (it normally flexes inwards).

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More reinforcement if you have a carbon mast and tapping into it.

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Install went smooth once i modified the gooseneck so the mast wont swivel.   So far I love it!!

 

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Leave the rods a bit long and slowly cut 1/4" out of them until they give the proper push.

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