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andydavis



Joined: 11 Apr 1999
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Location: Point Isabel

PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:33 pm    Post subject: taking bets on my broken boom Reply with quote

I just drank off half a bottle of wine and welded my boom...goobed some metal on it, then welded (somewhat) a sleeve on top of the break. Didn't do too thorough a job because the plastic boom end kept catching fire and setting off the smoke alarm (which pissed off my wife). Comments?

How long will it last? I'm hoping for at least two more sessions. Shocked



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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you dowell it first.
If you did, it can last until the other arm breaks.
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andydavis



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

was a plastic dowel in there, but it caught on fire when I tried to weld over it...I drilled it out. Let's see what happens.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AndyDavis wrote:

"How long will it last? I'm hoping for at least two more sessions."


Are you asking about the boom or your relationship with your wife? Smile
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windoggie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say take that sucker out way past Brooks. No problem.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing we will have an update on this thread in the near future.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevinkan wrote:
I'm guessing we will have an update on this thread in the near future.

Maybe involving a swim, a torn sail, a nasty cut, or even an unintentional visit to a foreign land. Very Happy

You've weakened both the metallurgy and the structural design of this system which was already engineered to do as much as it could within weight and cost limitations. I recommend that before you test it on the water you eat a good meal, file a flight plan with your buds and the Coast Guard, wear clean underwear, and stencil your name somewhere on your carcass. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I admire your resourcefulness and resolve, however, I believe this to be faulty economy. Chinook will sell you one side of the boom (one arm) complete with grip. They just bolt right on; extremely easy to fix and right back to OEM specs.
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: taking bets on my broken boom Reply with quote

andydavis wrote:

How long will it last? I'm hoping for at least two more sessions. Shocked

My money's on a session and a half.
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: taking bets on my broken boom Reply with quote

I'm with Windoggie on this one. In fact you should disperse some
chum on you way out for an added thrill. ;*)

-Craig

andydavis wrote:
I just drank off half a bottle of wine and welded my boom...goobed some metal on it, then welded (somewhat) a sleeve on top of the break. Didn't do too thorough a job because the plastic boom end kept catching fire and setting off the smoke alarm (which pissed off my wife). Comments?

How long will it last? I'm hoping for at least two more sessions. Shocked
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