My Acorn Skiff is fitted with a Gunter rig. I like it, except for one thing- since the boom is supported only by the sail, whenever the sail/gaff is lowered, whether for reefing or stowing, the boom comes down also. So I end up with sail, gaff and boom all lying in a heap the length of the boat. I'd like the boom to remain in place. So I've been thinking of adding what would amount to a topping lift- running from the top of the mast to the aft end of the boom. It would only need to be a light line- maybe 3/16"- and with just enough slack in it to allow the sail to fill. Also, both ends would be fixed, as I don't see any need to make it adjustable- or complicated. An alternative might be lazy jacks. A few more lines, but they would accomplish the same task as a topping lift for the boom, and they would help contain both the gaff and sail as they are lowered. Any thoughts?