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Subject: Re: Boom repair semaster 815

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Date Posted: 23:04:57 13/10/2010 Wed
In reply to: Hans 's message, "Boom repair semaster 815" on 22:48:45 12/10/2010 Tue

>I am doing an overhaul of my boom.
>Unfortunalety I cannot get the end piece out of the
>Possibly corroded?

I should think almost certainly corroded.

I would try soaking with penetrating oil like Plusgas (not WD40, which is really a penetrating oil) for a period between a few hours and a few days.

Try using a soft-faced mallet to tap the wall of the boom all round, going right round several times.

Last is heat. Trouble if knowing how much to apply. At this point I would take to a reliable marine engineer.

A local boatyard separated the cast foot from the mast of our SM 29. I dont think I would have wanted to watch. That was 8 years ago and no sign of any problem.


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