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    Thanks everybody, it appears that Streamlined have a very good rep. I have asked them for some engineering drawings to see if it would fit. Carbon booms being sooo expensive it is worth the try.

    If it is not a go what are my options for a small carbon boom? I want a fully rotating head as I am very tall, I need 170 to 220, RDM, normal thickness grip, (not narrow) and hopefully a wide arc, (not new school). I don't like being close to the sail.

    Many thanks

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    Thanks everybody.

    On reflection I'll start this as a new thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richarli View Post
    Thanks everybody.

    On reflection I'll start this as a new thread.
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    Update

    Just got the engineering dimensions from Streamlined, they were very helpful.

    It looks like it won't fit the Nautix but could be a save for the following booms:

    Streamlined "Strap-on" boom head applications



    Strap-on boom heads are 10.1cm/4 inches wide. They require 10.1cm/4 inches to properly mount them.



    They must properly fit the diameter of a boom.



    Part number Application Boom diameter



    4000 & 4100 for “Streamlined” & past “Hawaiian Pro Line” 1.450in./37mm



    4002 & 4102 for “Neil Pryde” 1.375in./35mm



    4004 & 4104 for “Maui Sails” & past “Hawaiian Pro Line” formula 1.54Oin./39mm





    Bushing sets - are available separately. They are what make the boom heads fit on different diameter booms.

    The part numbers below are for bushing sets, which include 4 pieces, enough to attach one head.

    These bushings are identified by letters on them as shown in the brackets.



    Part number Application



    400 for Streamlined, HPL and GT [no letters]

    402 for Neil Pryde - [ “N” ]

    404 for Maui Sails, and HPL formula- [ “3” ]

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    Going a little OT here, but I saw a new Severne carbon boom at the weekend. It was a thing of beauty (and even saying that feels like betraying my lovely Tecnolimits XTR). What made it particularly sexy though was it had a fine looking RDM specific boom head / collar. It annoys the hell out of me that I spent hundreds on a lovely carbon boom, but then still have to struggle to fit the clamp over a shim, just because the boom clamp was made to accommodate fat masts that nobody uses any more (well, in wave sails anyway). I was even wondering about trying to retrofit the Severne head to one of my other booms to see whether it makes rigging / adjusting much easier. I guess some measuring will be needed first (and had previously been considering doing the same with the Streamlined head, but I dislike the straps idea).

    Anyone got any experience of the Severne head?

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    I used to have streamlined fronts on all my booms. And here is what I think

    Solid connection to the mast

    But they are prone to sliding down on landing a big jump

    take quite a while to set up correctly

    not sailor or board friendly

    All in all - better than many boom fronts but not the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailrepair View Post
    All in all - better than many boom fronts but not the best.
    Bigfish, what would your candidates for that accolade be?
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