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Old 18-04-2013, 09:31   #1
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Unhappy Beneteau First 375 Boom

Hi Guys,just managed to break my boom(don't ask...) and need to get another one urgently for my Beneteau First 375,she is a 1988 model.Any help greatly received.The welders I spoke to would not touch it.Brgds Nig
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Old 18-04-2013, 15:26   #2
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Re: Beneteau First 375 Boom

cnx,
Which brand is your boom? I found 2 references to Zspars.

I see 2 solutions:
- replacing only the boom extrusion and putting all the old fittings on the new tube (if you find a suitable length of extrusion)
- replacing the whole boom including the gooseneck ($$$)

The rigging company that made my new standing rigging last month has a scrap heap where they find parts for repairing old boats. You should find something similar in your area.

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Old 18-04-2013, 20:16   #3
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Re: Beneteau First 375 Boom

Thks Alain,would just nbeed the extrusion,unfortunately am in Hkg and scrapyards for boats here.
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Re: Beneteau First 375 Boom

I have had success ordering parts for Isomat from Sparcraft in the USA, they are a possible source for you, but there may well be a more local source.

Splinting with 2X4s or 2X6s and lag bolts might tide you over until the replacement extrusion can be sourced.

Given your location, a search of riggers in the area (say Thailand to Australia . . .) to check their boneyards may turn up an extrusion. Most riggers I have dealt with have a personal scrapyard of discarded bits lying out back of the shop.

Finding the precise technical description of the boom (look at Measurements and sections - Booms R.D.M. charleston-spar) is a good first step. Don't forget to order the rivets at the same time, they can be hard to find in that size commercial off the shelf.

Good luck!
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Re: Beneteau First 375 Boom

FWIW, the list of Zspars boom profiles is here: http://www.z-spars.com/download/prof...-classique.pdf

With the dimensions and pictures, you should be able to determine which one corresponds to your boom.

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