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Old 21-02-2024, 14:46   #1
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My boom went BOOM

Does anyone have suggestions on where I might be able to source a boom down in the Barra Navidad area? Mine was destroyed on the trip down from La Cruz 2 days ago just past Cabo Corrientes (be extremely cautious when going around this cape… even when it appears calm). The boat is an Islander 36 and the boom length is 13’ 6”. As long as the boom will fit it can be of any manufacturer. I’m hoping there might be a yard with salvageable boats I could pick through between here and Puerto Vallarta. Thanks in advance!!
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Old 21-02-2024, 18:06   #2
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Re: My boom went BOOM

Hi Dadio127, sorry to hear of your troubles.
What broke on the boom?
-Gooseneck
-Spar
-Sheeting system
Some more details and a pic or two might get you some more directed advice~
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Old 23-02-2024, 13:54   #3
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Hi Spot. A few more details would be helpful. The boom split in two (spar). This occurred during an accidental gybe while the boom was prevented. The wind increased dramatically and from another direction. My fault for having too much sail up even in what appeared to be benign conditions. I was going around cape and should have known better!
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Hi Spot. A few more details would be helpful. The boom split in two (spar). This occurred during an accidental gybe while the boom was prevented. The wind increased dramatically and from another direction. My fault for having too much sail up even in what appeared to be benign conditions. I was going around cape and should have known better!
Sorry, but none of the above means anything.
Wooden booms can "split", aluminum booms do not, they "break" or fold over?
Which do you have, wood or aluminum?
What do you mean by "spar".
Did the boom "fold over" at a particular place?
Did the gooseneck break?
Did the gooseneck connection to the mast break?
Did the mainsheet attachment points pull out of the boom?
Did the preventer attachment point pull out of the boom?
Depending upon your location, (is anything available,) and/or "handyman" abilities and tools it might be more advantageous to get a piece of lumber and make a new wooden boom.
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