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Pedestals for Jib Booms & 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

Inner Forestay Stowage Clip
 


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.

 

 


Inner Forestay Stowage Clip
For use stowing an Inner Forestay when not in use.
Inner Forestay Stowage Clip, w/ 5/16" hole: RR 54-500X:
SS attachment for use stowing an Inner Forestay when not in use. Unit is attached to Cabin Top, or used with a shackle and line to anchor an Inner Forestay when not attached. Made from a piece of 7/8" OD SS tube, electro-polished unit is 8 1/4" long and has a welded tab with a 5/16" hole. Suitable for Stays up to 3/8" diameter.
 

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