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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:21 am 
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Another question as I piece together the puzzle that is all the parts my boat came in. Its a fun game but creates sooooo many questions

With the 2 sails came 2 booms, one silver and one black. I ass-u-me d they were the same, just different colours, but on closer inspection there are some notable differences.

Firstly the gooseneck are different

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Secondly, they are slightly different lengths

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The other differences are more subtle. The silver one has a plastic cleat for the outhaul, the black one an alloy camcleat.

The black one came attached to the better of the 2 main sails the boat came with

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I think the black one feels heavier.

The gooseneck on the black one has a larger diameter fitting that goes into the mast luff track, I haven't tested them for fit yet.

The gooseneck on the silver one is a bit battered and not entirely straight.

The black one

So, which is the best one to use? I'm not going to be racing.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:06 am 
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The black one. The silver one is not standard Hobie manufacture. No idea, but maybe a licensed builder way back in time.

The pin must be able to rotate in the boom end casting too. The silver one looks fused.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:30 pm 
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mmiller wrote:
The black one. The silver one is not standard Hobie manufacture. No idea, but maybe a licensed builder way back in time.

The pin must be able to rotate in the boom end casting too. The silver one looks fused.


Ok, so I'm surprised by it being the black one, the silver boom has a hobie sticker and a 2004 NZ nationals sticker. The black boom is sticker free.

The silver pin rotates but not freely, the black one is tight and siliconed in, doesn't look like it has ever rotated. hmmmmm


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