I have some questions about the new Chinook 120 deg booms. If anyone
on the net has been using it, could you please give me review of your
experience. Specifically, I am interested in
a. Is the new 120 deg. front end as strong as the old front end?
b. Does the front end articulate enough to take the torque off the mast
when its not completely perpendicular (i.e. clew lower than mast attaching
c. How do you like the external adjustment buttons? Are they less likely
to bind up with salt and sand?
d. With the old tubes, you could release one end of the tube and try to
loosen the other end by twisting it back and forth. That is not possible
with the new boom. Any problem with tubes binding up?
Thanks for the reply. Carbon booms are still too expensive, especially
with the *abuse* I give them!
Explosion, Tempo, North