Been having this problem with the screws connecting the tubes to the
boom head working themselves loose despite frequent re-tightening,
resulting in a wobbly connection and quick deterioration and breakage
This occurs with any type of boom I've ever sailed, and was even worse
on the push pin booms than on the screwed ones.
Does anyone know of booms that don't have this problem or a way to
prevent this problem. (anyone tried glueing the boom-head to the tubes
instead of screwing ? I'm thinking of doing just that, what would be the
best way to do this ?)
Do carbon booms have this problem and if not, how long does a carbon
boom last compared to an aluminium one (twice the longevity at twice the
price and they're a sound investment).
big waves to ya, Maarten