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Three years ago I was washing the salt off my main in a light breeze. Suddendly the wind gusted to over 40 MPH. My boom broke in the center right where my main sheets connect. I had it welded but it isn''t holding it''s shape....It''s time to replace it. It''s on a 29 foot Lancer it''s 10'' long. I know if I could find one about the same size that I could make it work with my mast. Anyone know where I could find a nice used boom?
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Unless your boom used welded fittings you should be able to buy a new spar section from Dwyer or Kenyon pretty inexpensively and then use your old fittings to build a new boom. It is unlikely that you will find a used boom that will fit your boat but who knows?
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I''ll second that opinion. Don''t expect to be able to use the old end caps, and you''ll be lucky if you can re-use your gooseneck. Look at some sections at www.dwyermast.com. There''s lots of other options out there, but they seem to go up in price significantly. Hall spars and rigging (http://www.hallspars.com) and charleston spars are also well worth a look but will be a good deal more expensive.
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