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Small crack in the bolt rope track near the clew. Pressure from grommet must have been the culprit.

Thinking of installing a piece of 1/8" x 1" stainless steel or galvanized metal on each side of the bolt rope track for the length of the boom to strengthen.

Is the a reasonable idea or would securing the metal w/screws compromise the strength of the boom?
 

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It really depends on why the wood cracked... if the boom has internal rot, then the only solution is replacement. :) Photos would help. :)
 

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No noticeable wood rot, boom in great shape and well cared for with annual varnish. I was able to open up crack with a putty knife, clean crack with no evidence of rot. Original boom from 1969, so it might just be fatigued. No other cracks. Crack appeared after sailing 1st time this spring.

I will try to get pictures and post.
 
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