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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Nessa » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:56 pm

I have remembered that I know someone who has an OK rotting in his garden. I have emailed to see if he has a boom. Will let you know. I have to await the insurers verdict on the Europe.
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by solentgal » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:59 am

I've been following all this, as there are similarities with my Europa Moth. My wooden boom measures 289cm overall, having been cut down to fit between jaws on a Needlespar.......unfortunately there are no bands on the boom so I'm not sure how much overhang there is and whether a modern Europe boom would be the same length, but worth checking out?

By the way, the mast I'm still looking for needs to be a wooden one (I have a Needlespar at present) as I want to make her as original as I can, like the one I owned in my youth. The restoration of the hull is well under way now, but it looks as if we may get an offer on the house now, (an excellent way of generating interest: start a project!) so this is going make a move interesting! I'll try and get pics sorted soon.

It also occurred to me that an OK wooden mast might be adaptable for my Moth, but I don't know the dimensions. Does anyone knowthe OK mast length off hand?

Nessa, what happend to K11?......will you try and keep the boat if you get the insurance?......useful spares or possible repair as a trainer?
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Nessa » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:06 pm

Sami, I think the mast ram gave way on a windy gybe, giving the mast foot free rein in the bottom of the boat, so it decided the quickest way home was sideways through the foredeck. It is fixable, but I'm waiting for a quote from P&B. Cetainly there's use for all the spares - I have the woodie hull waiitng to to be done, but I'd rather have the hull done really.

I found a mystery boom in my kestrel today. This boat gets used as a storage unti at the club. When i have more time I will haul it out and try to work out what it is.
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Nigel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:28 pm

solentgal wrote: Does anyone know the OK mast length off hand?
According to Burrett, 6.34m (20ft 9.5in)

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Re: Boom for OK

Post by solentgal » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:07 pm

Thanks Nigel, I tried looking online but couldn't find anything useful........this looks like a definite possibility then! I'll keep my eyes open for one.
Nessa, that sounds like a nasty incident with K11.....no-one hurt I hope? Nice of someone to "donate" a boom via your Kestrel :)
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Nessa » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:25 pm

No one hurt, but the chap who borrowed her is mortified... :cry:
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Nigel » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:19 pm

You are welcome Sami.

The one I posted earlier in the thread that had run out on eBay looks a good bet but is in Cumbria

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Re: Boom for OK

Post by corkman » Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:47 pm

J, where are you? I've got what I think is a Boyce OK boom - aluminium black anodised section gioing spare. It's currently at Loch Earn Sailing Club north of Glasgow. If you are interested please e-mail me
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Nigel » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:38 am

Can't see the gooseneck end but may be right or modifiable:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Aluminium-din ... 4cf9e5c7b7

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Re: Boom for OK

Post by jpa_wfsc » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:04 pm

Thnnks for the alert - that one however is too short (not much to short, just a little).

Bye the way the lightening boom seems to be identical to the OK one...

and yes still needing one.
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Southern377 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:04 pm

The Lazy E boom is still here in Lancing. It's got your name on it. Just need to get it from here to there.....along with a Firefly Alloy plate with Ed's name on...........any offers of networking?

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Re: Boom for OK

Post by jpa_wfsc » Wed Sep 07, 2011 8:59 pm

Ed - where are you?

My sister in law lives near Brighton...
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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Ed » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:58 am

Er.....me?

Down in Cornwall.....why?

My sister-in-law lives in the Thames Valley... :-)

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Re: Boom for OK

Post by jpa_wfsc » Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:27 pm

Did you (Ed) want that centreboard moving?

If we can get boom and board to my sister-in-law, then next time we visit my mum-in-law should be able to collect and bring to gloucestershire / swindon.

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Re: Boom for OK

Post by Ed » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:17 pm

Ah....oh right....I see....

gosh....not sure....

....in principle yes.....

but to be honest, not sure at moment, trying to lighten myself of boat stuff a bit at moment.

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