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rushd



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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:08 pm    Post subject: sticking boom ends Reply with quote

Anybody got a solution that has worked for sticking aluminum boom ends; don't seem to slide nearly as nicely as they were new; in fact one hardly slides at all.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

take them out, clean the lot. either steel wool or lightly sand
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then, purchase a can of McLube and spray liberally inside the boom arms and on the tail piece. Nothing works like McLube. Available at West Marine.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After cleaning them thoroughly, apply Boeshield or McLube spray. Excellent lubricants that neither migrate nor wash off.

Mike \m/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for all of the advice; located some Boeshield and everything is good as new in time for the first windy weekend in a while!
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