Boomkicker

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

A Boomkicker [1][2] is a modern mechanical device on boats that pushes the boom up by one or more glassfiber rods. If the boom is sheeted in the rods will bend and produce a force upwards.

  • In light air, a Boomkicker lifts the boom and opens the leech
  • No Topping lift is required when using the Boomkicker
  • Reefing is safer and easier with better boom control
  • When dropping the main the boom will not hit the deck
  • A Boomkicker does not replace the vang but works in close collaboration with the vang

The boomkicker is, among others, widely used on the International Dragon Class.[3]

Boomkicker in straight position showed on a Soling
Boomkicker in bended position

References[edit]