The 30+ did have a very low riding boom. Under sail it is not such an issue and at the dock you can raise the topping lift so that it sits high enough above the pedestal so as not to interfere with your cockpit enjoyment. But, you are not the first to have this concern. The simplest solution is to have your sailmaker shorten the leech a foot or so, which will raise the boom up (obviously). You will lose a little sail area but it might be worth it as this boat has plenty to begin with. Of course the typical 90 degree angle of the luff and foot will no longer be 90 degrees and the boom will always be up a bit higher than the tack, but this should not really cause any problems, and if you don't race seriously, it is a small price to pay. The other, more "complete" solution is to raise the gooseneck up 10-12". This will require a more involved recut of the mainsail (shortening the sail by taking this amount off the luff, so you will have a new tack patch and a new clew patch), but the geometry of the sail will remain correct, and of course the labor and materials to move the gooseneck. This will also cause a loss of sail area, affecting the light air performance a little, but again, the boat is quite powered up to begin with and if you sail where is always some breeze you might be happier. If your main is already well used, I would try shortening the leech first and see how you like it. If you do, and are bothered by the new boom angle, maybe raise the gooseneck at the same time you buy a new mainsail so it fits perfectly and the reefs remain in the correct locations. Have funI have a 1985 E30+ and feel that the boom sits too low. It literally comes just above my pedestal and I believe is designed for an E32 or E35. Has anyone else countered this problem and have you raised the boom and cut the mainsail down?