I have two mainsails. I would like to convert one, (the older one) to a boomless, "sport" style. Can I just buy the boomlet and attach it? Or is it something I have to take to a sail loft to retrofit. The main I'll be using is a 1986.
The boomlet requires a "luff" rope style attachment along the sail foot that a sailmaker can install. I suggest getting the boomlet and taking it to a sailmaker. The boomlet pins to the clew plate. The rest hangs from the rope sewn to the sail. That will show them how to do it. We also add large reinforcements to the foot to disperse the laods. Similar to the 2-3 running up the leech area.