Boom crutch

The support bracket for the boom crutch is installed. The bracket, a piece of 19mm  (3/4″) hardwood, is fixed to the boat with epoxy fillets. Once the bracket has a couple of coats of epoxy, it will be primed and painted.

I have cut a notch into the aft end of the ‘drop-in’ footwell floor to stop the crutch from moving about. While at anchor or docked, the stick will stay put when the main sheet is sufficiently tightened. For trailering, the top of the stick will be secured (tied down) with lengths of line running to the mooring cleats.