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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:59 pm 
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I recently purchased a 2002 Tiger which has the heavy rectangular boom. The first thing that comes to mind when I look at that boom is myself with less teeth, or my head all bandaged.

The only advantage I have heard of is that the rectangular boom will not bend if you fall onto it during a capsize, whereas the round one will bend fairly easily. I have straightened my bent FX1 boom before, so the "no-bending" point does not sway me.

So my questions: (i) does anyone have a good argument for keeping the rectangular boom? (ii) Does anyone have a round tubular boom they want to part with/sell/trade?

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Dan Peake
Campbell, CA
2005 FX1
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Rectangular one is very heavy. You do not need that kind of strength. You could get a newer round one from Hobie or have a tube anodized and sail it as Formula 18. I do not think that you are allowed to have anything other than a Hobie part to sail in Class events. Actually you can have any snuffer for the spinnaker.

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Dan


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 6:09 pm 
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By the way welcome to the group. Shoot me an email and I will include you in the information list for the West Coast.

Dan
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 2:56 pm 
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Dan, I just sent you an email. Please let me know if you did not get it.

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Dan Peake
Campbell, CA
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:38 am 
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Got it!


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