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Pedestals for Jib Booms and Clubs


Pedestal Goosenecks for Jib & Staysail Booms
Jib Booms and Staysail Booms, (Jib or Staysail Clubs) are commonly found on Cruising and short-handed yachts. The jib (or staysail) is sheeted to the boom end while the boom is sheeted between two blocks, to a central point, or to an adjustable Traveller System. This allows the Jib to be 'self-tacking' - it will go over to a predetermined position when the boat goes over, no jib sheet winches involved.

Jib Booms (Staysail Booms, Jib Clubs) are commonly mounted by 1 of 3 methods:

1. Attached to a special Jib Gooseneck Turnbuckle, as manufactured by Merriman or Schaefer.
2. Attached to a special Jib Gooseneck Slide mounted on the Stay, allowing for height adjustment.
3. Attached to a Gooseneck Pedestal mounted on the Deck. This method has the advantage of allowing 'automatic' foot tension adjustment - as the pivot point of the boom is aft of the tack, foot tension increases as the boom is sheeted in.

Listed below are a variety of Standard Gooseneck Pedestals, others can be produced on a Custom basis. If you require a configuration not listed here, please forward a sketch of the arrangement you require with details and complete dimensions for a quotation.

SS Jib Boom Pedestals

Aluminum Jib Boom Pedestals

Traditional Bronze Jib Boom Pedestals
 


Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestals
Standard SS Jib Boom Pedestals are listed below, but a wide variety of options are available on a custom basis. If you require a different height or Toggle variation, please contact us with details. See also: Gooseneck Toggles.
SS Jib Boom Pedestal, 3 1/2" high w/ 1/4" Pin for 3/4" Toggle: RR JCP4-3:
Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestal is 3 1/2" high with a 1/4" Vertical Pin for a 3/4" high Toggle. Base is 3 1/2" square and attaches to Deck with (4) 1/4" RH screws on 2 5/8" centers. Used with any of the 3/4" Gooseneck Toggles for a 1/4" Pin, which puts horizontal Boom Pin at 3" from the Deck.

 

SS Jib Boom Pedestal, 6" high w/ 5/16" Pin for 1 1/2" Toggle: MM JCP5-6:
Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestal is 6" high with a 5/16" Vertical Pin for up to a 1 1/2" high Toggle. Base is 4" square and attaches to Deck with (4) 1/4" RH screws on 3" centers. Shown with RR 45A-55-1511 Gooseneck Toggle (order separately), which puts horizontal Boom Pin at 5" from the Deck.

 

 

 

SS Jib Boom Pedestal, 9" high w/ 5/16" Pin for 1 1/2" Toggle: MM JCP5-9:
Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestal is 9" high with a 5/16" Vertical Pin for up to a 1 1/2" high Toggle. Base is 4" square and attaches to Deck with (4) 1/4" RH screws on 3" centers. Commonly used with RR 45A-55-1511 Gooseneck Toggle (order separately), which puts horizontal Boom Pin at 8" from the Deck.

 

 
SS Jib Boom Pedestal, 12" high w/ 5/16" Pin for 1 1/2" Toggle: MM JCP5-12:
Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestal is 12" high with a 5/16" Vertical Pin for up to a 1 1/2" high Toggle. Base is 4" square and attaches to Deck with (4) 1/4" RH screws on 3" centers. Commonly used with RR 45A-55-1511 Gooseneck Toggle (order separately), which puts horizontal Boom Pin at 11" from the Deck.

 


HD SS Jib Boom Pedestal, 7 1/2" high w/ 1/2" Pin for 2 1/2" Toggle: MM JCP8-7R:
Heavy-duty Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestal is 12" high with a 1/2" Vertical Pin for up to a 2 1/2" high Toggle. Triangular Base is (maximum) 5 3/4" long x 6 1/2" wide and attaches to Deck with (3) 3/8" RH screws, aft holes are on 2 5/8" centers. Shown with RR 45-88-2414A (1 1/4" wide) Gooseneck Toggle (order separately), which puts horizontal Boom Pin at 6" from the Deck.

 

 

 

 

HD SS Jib Boom Pedestal, 12" high w/ 1/2" Pin for 2 1/2" Toggle: MM JCP8-12R:
Heavy-duty Stainless Steel Jib Boom Pedestal is 12" high with a 1/2" Vertical Pin for up to a 2 1/2" high Toggle. Triangular Base is (maximum) 6 1/2" long x 6 1/2" wide and attaches to Deck with (3) 3/8" RH screws, aft holes are on 3 1/4" centers. Shown with RR 45-88-241A (1" wide) Gooseneck Toggle (order separately), which puts horizontal Boom Pin at 10 1/2" from the Deck.

 

 

 


Aluminum Jib Boom Pedestals  
Aluminum Jib Boom Pedestal, 4" high w/ Integral Toggle: For JCP2C-4X:
Cast Aluminum Jib Boom Pedestal is 4" high to the Horizontal Toggle Pin, and has 3 5/8" OD Conical Cast Base with integral Toggle. Base attaches to Deck with (4) #10 (3/16") FH screws on 3 3/16" centers, unit features SS Eye-bolt for attachment of sheet block. Toggle (with 3/8" Pin) is designed for Boom Goosenecks up to 1/2" wide. Forespar JB-200-C.

 

 

Aluminum Jib Boom Pedestal, 12" high w/ Integral Toggle: For JCP4.5-12X:
Aluminum Jib Boom Pedestal for larger yachts is 12" high to the Horizontal Toggle Pin. Vertical support tube (4 1/2" OD) has 6" OD Cast Base and cast Top with integral Toggle. Base attaches to Deck with (6) 1/4" FH screws, unit features SS U-bolt for attachment of sheet block. Toggle (with 7/16" Pin) is designed for Boom Goosenecks up to 1" wide. Vertical support tube can be shortened to achieve a lower Boom height. Forespar. As used on Pearson 424, 530, & others.

 

 

 


Traditional Bronze Jib Boom Pedestals 
A variety of Cast Bronze Jib Boom Pedestals for more Traditional yachts.  
Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal, 5 1/2" high - Casting only: SP-566C:
Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal, 5 1/2" high w/ Integral Swivel & Pin: SP-566BA-__:
Original Cape Dory Cast Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal has been used with a variety of SS Swivel fittings. Cast Pedestal only is available with 1/2" hole in top, or specify the Boom attachment details for an appropriate SS Swivel and Pin. Base is (maximum) 4" long x 4 1/8" wide and attaches to Deck with (5) 1/4" FH screws. As used on a variety of Cape Dory's.

 

Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal, 6" high w/ Integral Swivel: Mer 659-6BA:
Original Merriman Cast Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal has Integral Swivel and cast Eye for sheet attachment. Pedestal is 6" high, Cast Swivel puts 3/8" Pin hole at 7 1/2" off Deck. Larger Pin holes are available, please specify. Base is 4 1/4" long x 3" wide and attaches to Deck with (4) 1/4" RH screws on 3 1/4" (fore & aft) x 2" centers. These all Bronze classics are beautifully hand finished from the original Merriman patterns, suitable for the most meticulous of renovations.

 

Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal, 9" high w/ Integral Swivel: Mer 659-9BA:
Original Merriman Cast Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal has Integral Swivel and cast Eye for sheet attachment. Pedestal is 9" high, Cast Swivel puts 3/8" Pin hole at 10 1/2" off Deck. Larger Pin holes are available, please specify. Base is 5" long x 3 1/2" wide and attaches to Deck with (4) 5/16" RH screws on 3 3/4" (fore & aft) x 2 1/4" centers. These all Bronze classics are beautifully hand finished from the original Merriman patterns, suitable for the most meticulous of renovations.

 

 

Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal, 14" high w/ Integral Swivel: Mer 659-14BA:
Original Merriman Cast Bronze Jib Boom Pedestal has Integral Swivel and cast Eye for sheet attachment. Pedestal is 14" high, Cast Swivel puts 3/8" Pin hole at 15 1/2" off Deck. Larger Pin holes are available, please specify. Base is 5 5/8" long x 4" wide and attaches to Deck with (4) 3/8" RH screws on 4 1/4" (fore & aft) x 2 1/2" centers. These all Bronze classics are beautifully hand finished from the original Merriman patterns, suitable for the most meticulous of renovations.

 

 

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