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Steve McGill

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Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2019, 01:11:12 PM »

Is it magnetic?
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Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2019, 08:48:53 AM »

I figured it out - its the tail of one side of cotter pin holding the boom to the gooseneck!  (one side of the pin sheared off half-way along the pin).
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Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2019, 12:54:35 PM »

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Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2019, 05:14:02 AM »

If you have a Charleston Spar roller furling main, it may be the remains of a vertical cotter pin from the gooseneck. If so, the boom will be loose on the gooseneck. This pin is not obvious when it is missing and boom could separate from gooseneck. This happened on my boat, several years ago. If you can, check out a sister ship, missing pin on yours should be obvious.
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Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2019, 06:11:24 AM »

Dave - this is exactly what it was.  A vertical cotter pin holding the boom to the gooseneck.  From the top the "hoop" of the pin looked fine.  From the bottom there was only one "tail" coming out.  The other half had sheared off inside the gooseneck.  Thanks.
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Re: Does anyone know what this is?
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2019, 11:59:46 AM »

Does your boom swivel or is it fixed with the pinned gooseneck casting?
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