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Old 6th April 2007, 12:23 AM   #1
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Default Boom length???

I have to buy a new boom for my north sails xtype 7.8 sail (2.14 max. length on the boom).
My choices are in between two booms:
A boom with 1.80-2.22 (triord)
A much more expensive boom 1.80-2.30 (X3 Matrix Neil Pryde)
Please, any advice (my worries are on the little distance in between 2.14 and the 2.22 or 2.30)
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Old 6th April 2007, 01:08 AM   #2
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I would recommend checking out Maui Sails' carbon 170 Wave boom. The range of adjustment is from 170 to 230 cms. The boom is a monoque design, so the stiffness is unparalleled, even at maximum extension. Also, the front end is arguably the best on the market. They sell front end component assembly, so one can upgrade most other boom brands. Just this week, I retrofited my HPL with the MS front end (fits perfectly).

I should point out that MS carbon booms are quite pricey. That might tend to dissuade you a bit, but in the long run, the investment is worth it. If you're real short on money, you might alternatively look at their aluminum boom line.

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Old 6th April 2007, 01:36 AM   #3
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triboard == decathlon. Get a carbon one from them and you most likely wont regret it. If it breaks (within 2 years (here in Spain)) they will replace it (have already done that without any problems with alu ones until I switched to carbon, haven't had a problem since (alu -brand neglible don't last longer than 5-6 weeks of everyday hard use)).
the 2.22 would work they also have a 200-250cm for a little more (DEFINITELY CARBON! ~ 280€)
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Old 6th April 2007, 03:38 PM   #4
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Hi "Guest"
I have broken 10 alu booms in nine years
The brands that were the fastest to break were NP matrix and Pro Limit (broke within a seasons use).
Surprisingly my cheap YES booms lasted quite long (but the boom head was shitty and soft).
I have now bought a Maui Sails alu boom (200 - 250 cm.)
Actually it seems to be quite good value for the money. The boom head is superior to other brands (it doesn't flex and it fits really tight to the mast) and the boom is surprisingly stiff from being alu.
Carbon is stiffer but a hell lot of more$$$$
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Old 6th April 2007, 07:44 PM   #5
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Assuming you want to know about the length and how it fits your sail, I would consider the longer boom, but you prabably won't have any trouble sailing with the smaller boom. These guys are hungry to give advice and not answer the question, it seems.
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Old 6th April 2007, 08:16 PM   #6
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Assuming you want to know about the length and how it fits your sail, I would consider the longer boom, but you prabably won't have any trouble sailing with the smaller boom. These guys are hungry to give advice and not answer the question, it seems.
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Old 6th April 2007, 09:21 PM   #7
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Hi Guest,
Rob is correct here. No one has really answered your original question.
I'd suggest going for the longer boom.
At some point you may want to add an "on the fly" adjustable outhaul system, and the 222 cm boom length may not allow any extra length to accomdate the adj. outhaul pulley (s).
Also, the less you extend a boom, the stiffer it will be, so even a max. 230 cm boom is still going to be extended quite a long ways.
If you could find a 200-245 boom, it would be stiffer, and last longer.
Hope this helps,
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Old 7th April 2007, 05:43 PM   #8
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whats the difference between:

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the 2.22 would work they also have a 200-250cm for a little more (DEFINITELY CARBON! ~ 280€)
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I would consider the longer boom, but you prabably won't have any trouble sailing with the smaller boom.
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Also, the less you extend a boom, the stiffer it will be, so even a max. 230 cm boom is still going to be extended quite a long ways.
If you could find a 200-245 boom, it would be stiffer, and last longer.

other that the second one didn't read the first one and the thrid one just assumed the second one "knew" what he was writing?

all preferred the longer, all said the shorter would work just that RobWs.. and Rog wanted to garble a bit
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Old 7th April 2007, 07:00 PM   #9
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By the way...
is that boom supposed to be used with that sail only? Otherwise, what other sails (and boom length) will that boom be asked to accomodate?
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