anyone paint their boom? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 05-16-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
NewportNewbie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Newport Beach
Posts: 508
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
 
anyone paint their boom?

My boom is a tad but scratched. Was wondering how it would look with a dark grey boom. Actually I know initially it would look good. But long term? Anyone ever do this?

S/V Cuajota - 1975 WD Schock Santana 30

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
NewportNewbie is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 05-16-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,521
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: anyone paint their boom?

Painted spars look great if they're properly prepped, and then if they're not subject to abuse by running backstays or checkstays and kept off the shrouds.. the paint can quickly scar if those things are possibilities.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 05-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Cruiser2B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Va Beach
Posts: 537
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: anyone paint their boom?

I looked into painting my mast and boom this past winter. I eventually decided against is and instead decided it would be easier for me to just wax it annually. I did some research on the prep and painting and got almost as many opinion as an anchor thread. So in the end I left it alone and applied several coats of quality wax before restepping it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
My two lovely ladies!!
USCG 100T Near Coast Master with 100T Inland Sail Endorsement
Cruiser2B is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 05-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 656
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
Send a message via Yahoo to dacap06
Re: anyone paint their boom?

I presume your spars are currently unpainted. How deep is the scratch, and how long? I wonder if you wouldn't be better served by polishing it out?

T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Pasadena, MD
dacap06 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 05-16-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North Texas
Posts: 235
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: anyone paint their boom?

I think the boom and mast are probably anodized and polishing would remove that protection. I would investigate powder coating if I had to cover the boom or mast.
H and E is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 05-16-2012
Senior Member
 
JimsCAL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Glen Cove, NY
Posts: 2,781
Thanks: 2
Thanked 68 Times in 63 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: anyone paint their boom?

The mast and boom on my previous boat were painted light gray initially by the factory. I repainted them when they began looking a bit ratty with one part polyurethane. Held up pretty well but will get scratched and scarred if shackles and other metal parts rub.
JimsCAL is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint Recommendation for Awlgripped Boom jonb Gear & Maintenance 2 06-17-2010 11:09 AM
Paint for boom blisters Marcvet Gear & Maintenance 3 09-18-2008 04:59 AM
[New Video Out] The Boom Jack or Boom Vang Giulietta General Discussion (sailing related) 8 01-23-2008 10:33 PM
broken boom mid-boom sheeting problem? somedaypam Gear & Maintenance 15 10-23-2007 05:22 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome