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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 5:21 pm 
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jUst got a new sail. Looks like I need to remove and replace a rivet to remove and reattach the boomlet.(Harkness)

It's a funny looking rivet and I can't figure out how I'd get in there with any kind of riveting tool after I've put the new sail in there.

am I missing something here?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:23 am 
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When I replaced my sail, I drilled out the rivet on the forward endcap of the boomlet, pulled off the endcap and removed the old sail. Then I used a dremel to route out the grove in the endcap so the bolt rope (and not just the sail) would pass through. To reattach the endcap, I used a tap to thread the rivet hole in the endcap and attached it to the boomlet with a SS flathead bolt. Now I can change out the mainsail whenever I wish without tools. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:27 pm 
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There was a thread on this a while ago with pictures on how to put the boomlet on a new sail.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:38 am 
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Note: A new 17 / Sport sail is not compatible with the older "Harken" boomlet. You would need to get the current boomlet. It is longer and has the proper attachment hardware.

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