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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject: Repairing torn boom grip Reply with quote

I have a fairly new Chinook carbon boom whose grip is getting ripped up.

What are the best ways to repair it? Should I try to glue it back (What glue works best?) and cover it with tape?

Is it better to wait for it to disintegrate and just regrip the boom?

Thanks for any helpful advice.
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dllee



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barge yellow or clear contact cement. Follow instructions.
A complete re grip costs 80-125 dollars....well worth the 3 hour labor.
Grip material costs 22 bucks.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shrink wrap material for fishing rods works great for regripping, and call also be used for smaller areas. It is a bit thinner than the material on Chinook booms, so you'll end up with a smaller diameter. Less work than glueing, and easy to re-do in the future.

But to just glue small pieces back on, use barge cement.
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dhmark



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's confined sections 6-12 inches its not a lot of work to replace a section by stripping it off, cleaning, replacing a section with a minimal seam between old and new section. A lot less work than replacing the whole thing if only specific parts get ripped up (as is often the case).
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find the less grip, the lighter it is, and absorbs/holds less water, and easier on the calluses. Direct hand to carbon feel !
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

golf club grip kits work well too
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, I only have a few boom cuts, so I will try the contact cement first!
I did not know about all the other options (like the golf regrip)

Thanks, everyone!
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ctuna



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:23 am    Post subject: If it is just torn at the front Reply with quote

If it is just torn at the front
you can patch it .
The hardest thing is to get the old grip
off.
GooF Off works well but you have to be careful
not to get it on the part you don't want to remove.
You want a serious mask and nitril gloves when you use
this stuff.

If the diameter is not the same at every point it's harder to
wrap.

http://www.iwindsurf.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=34560&highlight=boom&sid=dfc64c528cafcddabd7ff11c54eaabc8
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