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Old 08-05-2007
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Spinniker sheet chafed boom

Hi,
I've got a minor problem, My spinniker sheet has been wearing grooves in my boom and we have tried various solutions like making sacrificial plates to go under the boom. Does any one have a classy solution to this problem. I'd like to do something about this it really annoys me. Not flying the chute is not an option!
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first thing that came to mind was using twings (barber haulers) to change the angles..
just a thought..
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Twings help, but some times forget and coming out of jibes it is sort of the last thing on our minds.
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Half-round brass, bronze or stainless chafing strips on the edges of the boom sound like they should work. I found this: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|10391|296895|321828&id=846857
, but you should be able to find sections up to 8' long somewhere. If you have a rectangular boom, you'll need two of them on each lower corner.
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Do you have a photo of the problem area and a photo of the spinnaker lines up? It sounds rather odd that the spinnaker sheets are chafing the boom badly enough to wear grooves in it.
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