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Unregistered 14th July 2008 05:28 PM

FOD carbon boom or aluminium boom
Allison is using a carbon boom, check out

The aluminium boom is a bad idea

it must be carbon

good luck with the proposal

James 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.

Unregistered 15th July 2008 02:31 AM

aluminum boom wasnt available at the time yet.
Not able to get through customos for first few events

Unregistered 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.

Unregistered 18th July 2008 03:31 AM

..and A Decent Sail!

Unregistered 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.

Allisonaus911 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.

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