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Re: How to make a rolling boom, well..not roll?
Ok. Got the boomkicker ready to install and i got those 4 corroded screws out (love the propane torch!). Here is the gooseneck. Doesnt look like there is any way to keep it fixed. So looks like my optons may be to weld it in the fixed position? JB Weld? Maybe replace this with a fixed non rotating gooseneck?
More than likely you will be fine leaving it the way it is. The boomkicker will prevent the boom from rotating.
If you really want to make it solid, you could pull the cutter pin, remove the fitting and have a machine shop thread the shaft to accept a nut. Then you could just torque it up so it doesnt rotate.
Don't forget to use NeverSeize on the screws when you put the boom back together so you dont need a torch next time!
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