Patented flexing spring provides fast response and a constant force for vang efficiency
The boomstrut's lightweight, low-profile design features two flexible coated fibreglass rods which provide the force to support the boom. Pulling the boom downwith a conventional kicker causes the Boomstrut to flex upwards; releasing straightens the rods, thereby lifting and supporting the boom.
Maintenance-free, durable design
Eliminates friction and sliding parts.
Less weight and windage
There's no need to replace your existing hardware - the Boomstrut mounts independently inside the existing kicking strap tackle.
The Boomstrut is supplied with complete fitting instructions and more comprehensive details are available on our website, www.bartonmarine.com.
Mast fitting can use existing luff groove
To eliminate drilling, the Boomstrut's mast bracket can be slotted into your mast's luff groove.
Contoured boom fitting
The Boomstrut's boom bracket is contoured to fit both round and flat boom profiles.
Carefully designed & constructed
The Barton Boomstrut has been carefully designed and constructed to eliminate sharp edges, minimise parts and provide trouble-free installation and use.
All parts are from high-grade stainless steel and Spectro grey anodised aluminium for good looks and durability.
Suggested boat length (m)
rods can be
Max initial full
Max stroke at full adjustment
Up to 6.0m
6.0 to 7.5m
7.5 to 9.0m
9.0m to 10.5m
10.5m to 12m
*The maximum amount the boomstrut rods can be shortened to fit inside the vang area.
**The maximum amount of available pin-to-pin travel when flexed.
*** The downward forcethe boomstrut will support at the point of the boom fitting attchment.
These are approximate measurements which may vary depending on boat type.
The Dinghy Boomstrut
Ideal for: Sailing Schools Training Boats Trailer Sailors Cruising day boats
Fits in minutes
No drilling required
With no extra parts or drilling required and is simply tied off at the mast to secure in place, negating the need for drilling. At the top of the rods, a fully adjustable webbing cradle supports the boom and as the cradle is not directly attached to the boom, it does not restrict the boom from rolling around its central axis to follow the sail when reefing.