GaryKap Posted January 8, 2015 Share #1 Posted January 8, 2015 A boomkin is defined as a short boom projecting at either side of the bow, used to extend the lower windward corner of the foresail. This is done by passing a tack through a large block at the end of the boom. My question is: were the boomkins permanently attached to the bow, or were they set out when needed and taken down when they were not needed? Or does it depend on the type of ship and the year? I am particularly interested in this relative to the brig FAIR AMERICAN (1778). Any thoughts from you knowledgable forum members? Thanks <<Gary>> Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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