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Chinook RDG 150-200 Carbon boom

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Created by jn1 > 9 months ago, 16 Dec 2017
jn1
SA, 1729 posts
16 Dec 2017 9:47PM
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I've had two moderate wind sessions on my new Chinook RDG 150-200 Carbon boom. This boom is for my 5.3 wave sail, and possibly my 4.7 wave sail.


I like it . The boom is very thin and light (RDG = reduced diameter grip). It feels very nice. The tail clips feels a bit cheap when locking the tail to a given extension setting. The loop-n-go setup on the tail is 45deg angled. No big deal, it does the job. It's just a bit different to other loop-and-go booms. The tail has a handy spooler to stow access outhaul line. Very handy. Apologies for crappy photo:


And the reason I got another Chinook: the extra long clamp. The extra length distributes forces between the clamp and the mast more evenly than shorter clamps. Another blurry pic:


I am really happy with boom.

Tardy
2884 posts
17 Dec 2017 7:13AM
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nice ...how do you find the shape ..for gybing .rather than rounded.

jn1
SA, 1729 posts
17 Dec 2017 9:48AM
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Tardy said..
nice ...how do you find the shape ..for gybing .rather than rounded.

No, don't notice any difference on any types of gybing. I'm trying to nail my heli-tacks at the moment, and found it slightly different feel (grabbing the head) going from my normally used moncoque to this boom, but that's about it.

windsurftom
NSW, 244 posts
22 Dec 2017 4:28AM
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Looks like the bottom batten needs more tension mate

Imax1
VIC, 1777 posts
22 Dec 2017 6:45AM
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Lawn looks healthy

Shifu
QLD, 1059 posts
22 Dec 2017 7:15AM
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Imax1 said..
Lawn looks healthy


Should have mowed before taking the picture.

jn1
SA, 1729 posts
22 Dec 2017 6:07PM
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Yeah, I keep on forgetting to tension it WST

That's the rigging area at Sems.



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