Old 10th July 2009, 07:52 PM   #11
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Thanks, but MS doesn't seem to have the size I'm interested in (195-261 from Chinook sounds great as it would cover all my sails from 6.4 to 9.0)...

I just wonder if I measure the current Gaastra boom settings on my rigs and they match Chinook range then I should be ok with Chinook without trying it first?

-marek

Marek: Just one thing for you< Make sure you have a partner to sail because that Chinook Boom extended to the 8-9m sail is going to be a hazard. I suggest if you are going to buy a boom buy one for the 5.9 to 7.6 range and then buy one for the 7.8 to 9.0m range. You can buy a great pair of MS aluminum booms that will have the strenght and the price of just one carbon boom and they are so inexpensive that if one fails at any point it wont hurt your pocket to buy another one.

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Old 10th July 2009, 08:44 PM   #12
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Well, thanks for the advice, but I already have a pair of alu Gaastra Pro booms I can use for: 6.4 and 7.5 or 7.5 and 9.8.
I wanted to have a carbon boom to get this legendard stiffness ;-).
I guess I could survive with carbon on my 7.5 and 9.0 only, if you think that range is too big.
But I don't understand one thing - if Chinook sells top-end boom that is 195-261 will it be really less durable on the max setting?

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Old 12th July 2009, 02:35 AM   #13
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Chinook booms are pretty darn good. They are made in the USA and are good. Is it less durable on the max setting, yes, but that doesnt mean that it is going to break.
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Old 12th July 2009, 08:00 PM   #14
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OK, thanks, I think I'm going to go for it. Can you recommend a good US retailer? (ideally if they could ship internationally)
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Old 16th July 2009, 02:02 AM   #15
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You can go to www.pritchardwindsurfing.com and they can sell you one. But the shipping is the hard part cause it costs' quite a bit to go to Europe.
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Old 16th July 2009, 10:41 AM   #16
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Thanks a bunch, but in the meantime I bought Orange 200-260 carbon mono boom at the local store. (not sure if this brand is known in the US)
I think shipping from the US would be too much + if I break anything I'd have to send it back and forth.

The dealer was honest with me that the boom itself is great, but the clamp is not so great and he switched to a Streamlined boom head which he says is the best combo he ever had.
Wonder if you have any experience with Streamlined heads.

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Old 18th July 2009, 11:34 PM   #17
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Yes the Streamlined boom head is great. Once you get it set up correctly it is nice and stiff, strong and you will like it for sure.
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Well, thanks for the advice, but I already have a pair of alu Gaastra Pro booms I can use for: 6.4 and 7.5 or 7.5 and 9.8.
I wanted to have a carbon boom to get this legendard stiffness ;-).
I guess I could survive with carbon on my 7.5 and 9.0 only, if you think that range is too big.
But I don't understand one thing - if Chinook sells top-end boom that is 195-261 will it be really less durable on the max setting?

-marek
I use Chinook Carbon Booms and have the Chinook Course Carbon. I got it earlier this year and use it on my 9.0m KA Koncept (2.22m boom) and 7.5m KA Koncept (2.06 boom) and it is a great boom. Although i do not use it on it's longest setting i am very happy with it and it is a very strong boom. If you get one you won't be dissapointed
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Old 8th August 2009, 03:58 AM   #19
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Kevin, as u used MS booms with vapors could you tell me if the dimensions given by both brands were comparable?

I have a 2009 8.4 vapor (241 boom) and I am wondering if the MS boom 190/240 could work with it. ( ie do both brand take their measurement at the same point etc...)

thks for your advice.

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Yes I am pretty sure they take the measurement the same way. I think you might need to go with the bigger boom.
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