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kcolborne

Building a boom

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I am looking to build a new boom for my C&C 35 mk1.
Current boom is original roller furling boom, modified over the years such that it doesn't roll.
5" round boom.
The gooseneck is worn, sheaves are worn and reefing lines are external.

I have found a couple sources for an aluminum section to make the boom, both new and used.
Approximate size 4"x6"

Goals:
-move all lines internal.  Outhaul and 2 reefing lines
-Outhaul control would stay on the boom.  Reefing lines are run back to the cockpit.
-add purchase to the outhaul so it is adjustable while sailing
-no more sloppy gooseneck
-al always, would be nice to save a bit of weight

I spoke with some rigging companies.  I was told that they could sell me a boom section or a finished boom.
But, they claim their ends are all custom made.
I have not found anywhere to purchase the inboard or outboard ends for the boom.  It is looking like I would have to make them.

Does anyone make suitable ends for booms such as this?
Anyone have information on the best way to go about making such ends?
If I end up making or having ends made, what rating of sheaves should I be using?  Sheaves seem to have a wide array of load ratings and costs.
Or if anyone has or knows of a suitable boom for sale, I guess I would be interested in that too.

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RigRite (www.rigrite.com) has parts for almost any extrusion ever made.

Catalina Direct (www.catalinadirect.com) also has tons of parts.

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For what I know a company like Selden (or another manifacturer) has standard boom ends for their boom profile, so you should be able to order the standard ends.

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I don't know where you're located, but Bacon Sails in Annapolis has a back warehouse room full of old spars.  Might be good to call them and see if they have anything you could use.

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Klackospars in Oakville Ontario built a lot of spars for C&C. Why not give them a call and see what they have to say?

klackospars.com

I have no affiliation other than as a customer.

Good luck!

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