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Old 12-07-2014, 05:43   #16
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Re: Is a Repaired Boom Sound for Long Term Cruising?

Welding is a skill, just sticking two piece of metal together is not a good weld. Does the welder know what he is doing? For the boom to be strong you need continuous strong material all the way around. I didn't see the top or bottom patched. Think about the up and down force on the middle of the boom. If you have doubts have them grind off the welds and get a good welder to do it. I would get another boom if I could...

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:28   #17
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Re: Is a Repaired Boom Sound for Long Term Cruising?

7500 $ for new rigging sounds logic to me if they included the diamond stays to , many cata owners just replace the big side uppers and forestay leaving the diamond for the next time. The boom its trash, you dont need the same exact boom, check the spar manufacture, sparcraft, zspar, selden etc... and you found a exact replacment boom for this spar or check the inner Wall thicknes and the inner profile and try to found a replacement with this dimensions, we have 6 second hand booms for sale in the shop and somes for new, to give you a idea we sold a new boom for a beneteau 50 awlgrip finished for 1500 euros , included the gooseneck and internal sheaves, all ready to install and a 2 hand for the same boat for 700$ with the end sheave tips new, this boom arrive last year from the ARC with the gooseneck wrecked ...

If you need to replace the standing rigging its a good idea to refit the furler to if they need it and check lots of things , mast step, internal wiring etc... cheers.

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Re: Is a Repaired Boom Sound for Long Term Cruising?

millhouse, if you are almost closing but first finding out about a rather obvious major repair...does this mean that you yourself have not physically seen the boat, and you have not had a professional surveyor examine the boat?

That would be a red flag to me. If the boat is going to cost more than "lunch money" someone, preferably the buyer and a professional surveyor, should be examining the boat before there's any final offer and any closing.

As others have said, a weld or repair can be good or bad, there's just no telling from the photos. But that's the kind of problem that one would spot as soon as one got on the boat.

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