Standard g/n - IOM - any boom spar

Quick Overview

Gooseneck/kicking strap unit for 11/12.7 mm or 10/12 mm Ø mast tubes and suitable for use with 36/600, 36R, US 1M, IOM and similar size boats. The plastic body of the gooseneck snaps snugly onto a mast.


The standard tang allows the boom to be used with SAILSetc spar section and round boom section.


The unit is supplied with the SAILSetc self locking design of kicking strap. Choose the 'kicking strap extended' option if you need the kicking strap close to the boom rather than close to the deck. 


The design of the body permits a simple Cunningham attachment that permits the mainsail to rotate freely about the mast.


 

Product code. 005P

Availability: In stock

£17.50

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£17.50

Standard g/n - IOM - any boom spar

Details

Gooseneck/kicking strap unit for 11/12.7 mm or 10/12 mm Ø mast tubes and suitable for use with 36/600, 36R, US 1M, IOM and similar size boats. The plastic body of the gooseneck snaps snugly onto a mast and ensures a secure and perfectly aligned fit for this key item of the boat's rig. Whereas metal or carbon gooseneck bodies increase corrosion of the mast, the plastic body of this item reduces the corrosion at this critical point and eases maintenance of the unit.

The tang allows the boom to be used with SAILSetc spar section and round boom section. The versatility of this unit makes it perfect for use with the standard SAILSetc IOM rig pack.

The unit is supplied with the SAILSetc self locking design of kicking strap. Choose the 'kicking strap extended' option if you need the kicking strap close to the boom rather than close to the deck. This item is available as a replacement part - see the SPARES section of this website.

The design of the body permits a simple Cunningham attachment that permits the mainsail to rotate freely about the mast.

Not quite what you need?

There are too many possible variations for our goosenecks for smaller classes (IOM, 36R, 36/600 and US1M) to list them all as individual products. But you can specify a custom gooseneck from all the available options by going to product page custom gooseneck ref. 0-GNK-IOM.

Axis alignment

The design of the gooseneck body ensures it is aligned with the mast perfectly. If the effect of a tilted axis gooseneck is required (also known as adjustable axis gooseneck, variable axis gooseneck) then it is a simple matter to place a packer of the required thickness under one end of the gooseneck body before it is fixed to the mast tube. Use deck patch material or other self-adhesive material to achieve this. 0.9 mm thickness will tilt the axis by 1 degree. One layer of SAILSetc deck patch material will tilt the axis by 0.1 degree.

Thanks to Colin Mason for suggesting a neat way of adding an eye to the forward end of the boom for the Cunningham control line.

This gooseneck/kicking strap unit will also fit the 12 mm 'groovy' mast section marketed by Cap Maquettes in France and Cornwall Model Boats in the UK.

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Gooseneck is the English language term for the attachment between boom and mast. Other words used are boom pivot and boom swivel.

Kicking strap is the English language term used for the adjustable connection between the lower end of the gooseneck and the boom. It is also known as a vang.

Formerly coded 015.

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