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 Post subject: Modified H16 boom on H17
PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:18 pm 
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So, I'm not having much luck locating a boom for my newly acquired 1986 H17. Any chance I could modify a H16 boom and use it? Has anyone done this before?


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:21 pm 
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mantaray wrote:
So, I'm not having much luck locating a boom for my newly acquired 1986 H17. Any chance I could modify a H16 boom and use it? Has anyone done this before?

The section is a lot larger and heavier, but I suppose it would work. You might have some problems at the mast end - it might interfere with the mast rotator. The rotator rides right on top of the stock boom.

You'd need to rig a different outhaul system - the sail needs to attach to the boom at the clew.

Still, you're better off using what was designed for the boat. Call around to different Hobie dealers - a lot of them have used parts.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:40 am 
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So, I'm not having much luck locating a boom for my newly acquired 1986 H17


We still stock the part at the factory as well. #50510000 BOOM H17 BLACK ($389.00 USD / 2009-10 Catalog)

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:30 am 
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Thanks, but I don't want to buy a $400 boom for my $500 boat. If I can't find one cheap, I'll just sell the boat and go back to sailing my H16


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