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Old 14-02-2011, 08:36   #1
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Sailboat Boom

I am looking for a sailboat boom for a '74 Grampian 26. I am a college student and spent more money than I should have on an older sailboat to learn to sail on and travel the great lakes this summer. However I bought the boat without a mainsail or a boom. I haven't been able to find a place where I could get a used boom, (new replacements from places like rigrite cost an arm and a leg) if anyone knows of anywhere near columbus, ohio or sandusky, ohio where I could get a replacement or any used boom that would work please let me know. Thanks a lot!
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You need to be looking outside the boom box. Any round pipe will do, as will some wood or even wrecked dinghy masts. For a summer sailing, for a season or two you can even get blocks and other rigging at home depot.
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thanks for the reply, I had considered looking for a small mast that could be cut or fitted to work. I wasn't sure if the bottom of the mainsail would still fit in the groove in the dingy mast.. also i wasn't positive how I would go about connecting the new boom to the existing mast. I know you can get new boom vangs that would connect the two however I'm not sure if it would fit on a dingy mast. Sorry if I seem like a an amateur, I really am haha
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This may be a little help - but not close to you.

This company did all the original spars for Grampian, C&C etc. and may have one in stock. If not, they can get made up for you pretty quick. Here's the link - Klacko Spars - Home

Sometimes the grampianowners.com website has Grampian G-26 parts for sale.
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i have a boom that came off a cal 28, only problem is it is in south florida, its yours for the cost of shipping if you want it?

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Old 15-02-2011, 10:12   #6
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Ben,
That would be great assuming I can get it shipped here for a reasonable price. I messaged you hope to hear from you soon!
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I have a boom from a Merit 25 that also might work. I'm a bit closer, but in a different country. Just across the lake. Too bad it isn't completely frozen.
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Yes that is unfortunate, or if it wasn't frozen at all I could sail there but that would require the boom. Looks like I'm screwed haha
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You might consider looking in craigs list for your area. Some times sail boats are given away or sold really cheap. If you could find one with a boom it may even have a sail to go along with.

The mainsail area is 156 sq ft. which makes the boom around 12' with P=33'.

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When are you planning on launching? Once some of the snow goes away I can take some pics and measurements and we can see if it might fit. Then we can figure out getting it from me to you.
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I would like to launch sometime in late May. Right now I have the boat in storage where I can work on it. I've been cleaning it up and fixing a small crack where the keel meets the hull. That would be great though, thanks
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What's your email Ray?
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