How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by Dave Wat » Wed, 13 Jul 1994 18:38:34


Hi there,
  I have been noticing recently that my boom is getting
increasingly difficult to hang onto. I find that my forearms
are getting tired pretty quickly - once in the harness, no
problem - but getting planing, waterstarting, or just
sailing in marginal winds in getting to be a bit tough... :-(

Its a Nautix boom, about three yrs old, a nice red in colour,
but slippery as a slippery thing. It didn't used to be like this,
the hands used to feel that they were glued to it. Is there any
way to return to that state of affairs, or at least get some
more life out of it? Anyone tried anything that worked in a
case like this?

Of course it could just be that my hands aren't as sticky
as they used to be......

cheers,
Dave

--

+---------------------------------------+-----------------------+
| Dave Watts                            |                       |
| BT (D&P) Tymnet Engineering Centre    |                       |

| tel: 0442 237163  int: +44 442 237163 |                       |
| fax: 0442 237124  int: +44 442 237124 |                       |
+---------------------------------------+-----------------------+

 
 
 

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by WindRead » Tue, 16 Aug 1994 00:49:04


Dave
Booms are my business. To rough up your grip, sand it. Use #80 or #100
grit if the grip is fairly soft. Sand carefully and sand by hand. When you
finish, the color of the grip will look fresh and the surface will be
easier to hold on to.
YOu can use rougher sand paper, but you may sand through the grip.

Good Luck
Don McCormick
Gullftech Carbon Booms
Corpus Christi, Texas

WindReader

 
 
 

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by Glenn Woode » Tue, 16 Aug 1994 23:53:50


Quote:



>Dave
>Booms are my business. To rough up your grip, sand it. Use #80 or #100
>grit if the grip is fairly soft. Sand carefully and sand by hand. When you
>finish, the color of the grip will look fresh and the surface will be
>easier to hold on to.
>YOu can use rougher sand paper, but you may sand through the grip.

>Good Luck
>Don McCormick
>Gullftech Carbon Booms
>Corpus Christi, Texas

>WindReader

What do you suggest for removing the old grip and glue.  I can manage the
new grip.  I did a real nice job on one so far but getting the old one off was
enough to make me think twice about doing it again.

Glenn Woodell

 
 
 

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by Keith Knig » Wed, 17 Aug 1994 02:19:52

glenn throw the piece of sxxx away
and buy a new neil pryde

with those big nasa bucks you make

 
 
 

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by Al Via » Tue, 16 Aug 1994 20:25:11

Quote:




> >Dave
> >Booms are my business. To rough up your grip, sand it. Use #80 or #100
> >grit if the grip is fairly soft. Sand carefully and sand by hand. When you
> >finish, the color of the grip will look fresh and the surface will be
> >easier to hold on to.
> >YOu can use rougher sand paper, but you may sand through the grip.

> What do you suggest for removing the old grip and glue.  I can manage the
> new grip.  I did a real nice job on one so far but getting the old one off was
> enough to make me think twice about doing it again.

> Glenn Woodell

 I just finished re-gripping a boom, and by far the worst part of the whole
thing was removing the old material.
 I used a relatively new curved-blade xacto knife in order to remove most
or all of the grip material. It's pretty tedius, but it seemed to do the job.
 After that, I used a palm sander with #80 grit to sand off the old contact
cement and any pieces of *** left.

 The new grip was pretty slick, so I used #80 grit paper and sanded the whole
grip by hand, which roughed it up quite nicely.

-- Al

--
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Albert Viall                                    Phone: 612-683-3429

Cray Research, Inc.  Eagan, MN.

 
 
 

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by Glenn Woode » Wed, 17 Aug 1994 05:32:00


Quote:

>glenn throw the piece of sxxx away
>and buy a new neil pryde

>with those big nasa bucks you make

Not the way you go through your NP's.  What are you doing with
 them anyway?  
 
 
 

How can I make my boom 'sticky' again?

Post by Richard A. Peters » Wed, 17 Aug 1994 05:32:31

I think I may have missed the beginning of this boom
discussion.  Could someone tell me the best choice of material
and source for regripping booms.  I've pretty much torn up my
Chinooks with the fin.  Has anyone tried any kind of solvents
to remove the glue after getting most of the old grip off with
a razor (paint remover, laquer thinner, acetone, etc?).  Thanks
for any help you can provide.
--

Health Sciences Library, University of ***ia         (804) 924-0059 office
C***tesville, VA  22908                              (804) 924-0379 fax