Today has been very busy. Besides working on the patio I had a very pleasant hour-and-a-half with Paul Mullings who paid me a visit. He gave me a hand setting up ‘Pike’s’ rig. We tried the sail with and without the boom. My preference is without the boom, because I can brail up the sail without having to remove the boom. As far as I can see, the only advantage of the boom is when running, because it can keep the sail flat, thereby exposing it to more wind.