A Seldén Rodkicker facilitates sail handling when reefing, preventing the boom from dropping into the cockpit or onto the coach roof. When fitted with a Seldén gas spring, it lifts the boom when the kicking strap is released. Excellent for trimming the main in light air. The Seldén Rodkicker
also doubles the purchase of your kicking strap.
Choosing the right size
The choice is based mainly on the righting moment
of the yacht, a measure of its ability to carry sail.
This is approximately proportional to displacement. The second input is the rig type (masthead or fractional). The table below shows the correct type for monohulls.Gas springs are available in a range of strengths, to cover variations in boom weight (including the stowed sail) and the Rodkicker angle. The angle varies with gooseneck height and kicker length.