Good morning all,
I'm a new sailboat owner and am measuring for new sails and a dodger.
My C36 is a 1983 Mk I. According to the Owners Manual, the topping lift length should be 41 feet. When I run the tape measure up on the halyard and measure to the topping lift block, I measure 41 ft 5 1/2 in. This would see to be too long. Is this the proper way to measure?
One thing I do see is that the boom is not at 90 degrees from the mast. The end of the boom actually sits around two inches below where it would be at 90 degrees. I can find nothing directly addresses this. The closest I've seen are diagrams that appear to show the boom to be at 90 dgrees off the mast.
Thanks for any guidance you can provide.