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Re: Cheap boom replacement ideas for small sailboat?
Using the aluminum tube inside Fiskars tree pruner. Took cutting blade and chain off, mounted to piece of epay wood then u-bolted to 2" Bic Melody mast. Bic sail replaces giant sail that comes with my Force 5 So I can get under railroad bridge and the raise entire rig while on the water. 16 foot Bic mast is fiberglass and being for a wind sailer is easily lifted. Cutting head has a 160 degree adjustment with lock off. This will replace the vang. Flat nylon cord is the out haul using the included roller at the outer tip. 2 chrome tie downs riveted along with 16 inch by 1 aluminum strip that hold the harken rollers for the main sheet. Might add a real vang if lock off doesn't hold. Weight about 1 lb.