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akrausz



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:59 pm    Post subject: Boom head line stuck Reply with quote

I have an older NeilPryde carbon boom and the line in the boom head is stuck, so I can't adjust it to fit the mast. Anyone know any tricks to free it up? And also how to prevent it from happening again.


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dllee



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pry/lever it out with screwdriver and spacer or just cit the line with razor.aww
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akrausz



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks was able to leverage it out, but damaged it in the process, so will replace. Is there line that is better suited so that I can adjust it more easily when needed?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

5/32 spectra, like you use for downhaul. Or wax the blue Chinook line every 5 usages. Adjusting often aleviates the problem.
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PeconicPuffin



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to what Zirtaeb said, leave enough extra sticking out so you can get an EZ rig or other cleat downhaul tool to pull it free.

BTW technical term for the line: Inhaul. Inhaul at the mast side of the boom, outhaul at the clew of the boom, downhaul at the bottom of the sail, tophaul on adjustable top sails.

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Jim.od3



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

. . . And "ass-haul" for your adjustable seat harness!
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if salt encrusted, soak it.

if enough extra line, tie another to it. the extra will allow you to have better leverage to give a good yank from the correct angle. of course gotta step on the boom end too.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remove boom head. Purchase a sturdy vise from HARBOR FREIGHT. Install boom head with support material to cushion jaws.
Obtain a carbon set of needle nose pliers from the NASA outlet store.
Soak rope overnight in virgin olive oil. Clean area with flushable Baby wipes.
Install headlamp onto forehead, HARBOR FREIGHT source again, carefully pick apart the line until it becomes loose enough to extract. Dentist may be a source of additional tools.

Any number of replacement lines available at WEST Marine, best to take boom head for fitting. Take care to color match cord/line with other accessories.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the laff!! Both my wife and I enjoyed>>>>
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Brian_S



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
Remove boom head. Purchase a sturdy vise from HARBOR FREIGHT. Install boom head with support material to cushion jaws.
Obtain a carbon set of needle nose pliers from the NASA outlet store.
Soak rope overnight in virgin olive oil. Clean area with flushable Baby wipes.
Install headlamp onto forehead, HARBOR FREIGHT source again, carefully pick apart the line until it becomes loose enough to extract. Dentist may be a source of additional tools.

Any number of replacement lines available at WEST Marine, best to take boom head for fitting. Take care to color match cord/line with other accessories.


Okay, now that's funny. Was any scotch whiskey harmed in the preparation of this response?

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