Barefoot Booms

Barefoot Booms

Post by Buzz Pay » Sat, 09 Apr 1994 03:06:00


I am intrested in obtaining a Barefoot Boom for my Ski Nautique. I looked in
all of the popolar catalogs but was somwhat stunned by the prices. Is ther
anyone out there who has a Strait Boom that they would like to sell?  Or does
anyone have plans to have one built at a machine shop?

Any info would be appreciated.

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Barefoot Booms

Post by Theo Freu » Thu, 14 Apr 1994 03:58:10

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>I am intrested in obtaining a Barefoot Boom for my Ski Nautique. I looked in
>all of the popolar catalogs but was somwhat stunned by the prices. Is ther
>anyone out there who has a Strait Boom that they would like to sell?  Or does
>anyone have plans to have one built at a machine shop?

>Any info would be appreciated.

We purchased a boom new for about $200.  It is quite solid and has two
cables that support it from the bow.  We use it on our Ski Nautique.

Two caveats:
1) it is painted not "baked on" or "aluminized" (do hey do that on ski
   booms?)
2) the connection and disconnecion from the center pole is a pain
   because the boom is quite heavy and the connector requires you to
   remove one bolt and loosen another,

The boom is so heavy because the end piece is solid not hollow.  While
a serious barefooter may need this stillness, we probably don't need
one this heavy.  The brand is "Kirkker Industries".  You can find an add
for them in the back of The Waterskier or Waterski magazine.

So, again:  If I were ging to do it again, I'd think about spending more
to get a good connection system.  I don't know that any of the more
expensive booms will give this to you.  You'd have to try them I guess.

--Theo
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