View Full Version : FOD carbon boom or aluminium boom

14th July 2008, 05:28 PM
Allison is using a carbon boom, check out

The aluminium boom is a bad idea

it must be carbon

good luck with the proposal

15th July 2008, 02:24 AM
Yep, that's a carbon boom alright.

Those are some great pictures of the FOD in high-wind action, though.

15th July 2008, 02:31 AM
aluminum boom wasnt available at the time yet.
Not able to get through customos for first few events

16th July 2008, 10:10 AM
the 49er guys are only just getting carbon masts now
and eventually they will get carbon hulls

the 49er guys will tell you its a false economy to sell cheaper weaker equipment.
the message
build it right the first time, build it to last.

the 49er class should grow a bit more now

starboard must put forward the best equipment which includes a carbon boom.

18th July 2008, 03:31 AM
..and A Decent Sail!

19th July 2008, 09:39 AM
Hi poster no.3
You say customs have an problem with the Aluminum boom! Can you please explain this. I cant imagine why customs would have any issue with a piece of sporting equipment.

25th July 2008, 02:13 PM
Customs unfortunately held up the FOD booms in the UK so long that I had to fly out to Poland 1 day before it cleared, hence the reason I am using one of my old booms in the photographs. From Poland I had to fly to the US then Aus straight away, therefore I will have the new booms at the FW World Championships in Portugal.