I'm a new 14.2 owner, my first sailboat. Where the boom connects to the mast, the piece (sorry, I don't know the name) slides in a track between two screws. There's a good 18" of play there which, depending on how you tension the mainsail and the vang, affects how high the boom rides. It seems like you'd want the boom to ride higher to avoid getting knocked in the head. But obviously there has to be some trade-off, maybe with stability. Any knowledgeable comments? Also, the same connector piece has hole with a line running through it. The line is stop-knotted on both sides of the connector. One side runs through the cam cleat on the starboard side of the mast. The other side is free. Is this for reefing, or am I missing something. P.S. I've already mailed my check for the 14.2 handbook, which I'm sure answers these questions. I was just hoping for a quick answer before I take her out on the water for the first time.