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What's Inside the Boom #18208
05/03/19 04:34 PM
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Recently I was trying to replace the wire rope outhaul with dyneema. After sewing the dyneema onto the line pig tail (mast end of the boom) I tried pulling it thru from the aft end of the boom. After going past the forward sheave, the line stopped 3-4' in.

What's in there? Any suggestions on how to replace the wire rope?

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Re: What's Inside the Boom [Re: watchoverya] #18209
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There is the bolt that holds the boom bail - see this post. It is also highly likely that the purchase system has twisted.

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Re: What's Inside the Boom [Re: Rhapsody #348] #18210
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Thanks. Is the photo of the aft end of the boom? My situation feels like the "jam" is in the foreword end.

Re: What's Inside the Boom [Re: watchoverya] #18211
05/04/19 11:25 AM
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yes - aft end. Suggest you pull the aft end off and remove the entire outhaul purchase system,and inspect. Run a messenger line from forward as you pull the purchase system out to make it easy when you reinstall everything.

Re: What's Inside the Boom [Re: Rhapsody #348] #18640
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Back at it after another issue easing the outhaul. What kind of purchase might I expect to find when I pull the aft boom fitting?


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