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Re: Any one know a thing or two about booms

You're getting it. IE easier to slide something across ice vs concrete. Water frozen at 32F is virtually free of all friction, rubbing etc. Colder ice has more friction.

So in the case of single vs double line reefing, which ever setup has les line rubbing on something that will not turn, ala in grommet vs a sheave, this is harder to pull and get line to go thru. After awhile, you can not pull the line easy, and you need more purchase or a winch.

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So I cut off the chaffed end of my outhaul, along with the stopper knot and taped on some extra line to pull it through. It would not go, something was stopping it . So I untaped the line and went to the other side to try and pull it out the other way. When I looked up the line was gone into the boom. Doh! So I figured I had to pull off the fore end of the boom. two bolts out one broke and one stripped. Now I'm off to get a bolt getter outer kit and some taps for new holes. I somehow knew I could not just pull a new line through and be done with it.
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Now I'm left with a stainless screw that I can not drill into to get out.
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No wonder it would not pull through. I have two blocks about two feet apart with the bitter end running through them. then a cable runs the length of the boom connected to the end or the aft block. Fun stuff.
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do I need a fitting or should I just tie a bowline.
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GaryM is likely correct. You probably have a multipart in you boom. This should give you some ideas: Harken I suspect that you'll need to pull the front cap off your boom to get out the old out. While you're at it inspect the block(s) to see that they are working well.
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already did that but its cool. I dont expect you to read the whole post before replying. Maybe I will start a new thread.
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Be sure that you can access both ends of the line. On my boat, there is a 4:1 system with the end of the line attached to a becket inside the boom. The wire is attached to the aft block. Replacing the line would be a PIA!
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it is a pia. I stabbed the pad under my thumb with a slotted screw driver bit on the end of my impact wrench trying to get the aft sheve off. I lost the line inside the boom then took off the fore end of the boom only to find what you are talking about. Block attached to end of boom and two blocks with wire attached to that running the length of the boom. Ofcourse my leader line broke off so I will now have to fish the line through if I ever get this sheve out of there. I have a couple inch square to fish the line through. My thumb is seriously messed up so it will be a week or more before I go back into it. I work with the tools for almost twenty years now and end up getting hurt at home. go figure.
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