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  • #2022

    Jean Andre
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    I got a question regarding the “racing boom” is that a different boom or do we just cut a couple of “windows” in the original boom?

    #3723

    Jiri Senkyrik
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    Jean,

    I spoke to Mr. Ballenger about this when spec’ing my boat for offshore work. The slotted boom comes from a larger extrusion to make up for the loss in material. It is NOT the standard boom with holes. Also, Buzz didn’t say this outright but I got the sense that he felt the only advantage to the slotted boom was the ability to fix things while out at sea, vs taking it all apart.

    #3724

    Jean Andre
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    Hi Jiri,

    Thank you for this info. So maybe it will be more am Aesthetic item then.
    I guess if mine were broken I would consider it but maybe not worth the investment just to trade it.

    I also see a couple of different booms on Olson pics throughout the web. Maybe a “Boom design article on the Boat setup page would be nice.

    Cheers

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