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    The boom head on my North boom has broken (see attached). The rest of the boom is fine and so I wondered if the head could be replaced. Any advice?Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by hummingbird View Post
    The boom head on my North boom has broken (see attached). The rest of the boom is fine and so I wondered if the head could be replaced. Any advice?Click image for larger version. 

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    Probably a case of calling round North dealers to see if they have a front end left in stock. This is from quite an old progression boom though, so you may have more luck looking on Ebay for a used one which you can rob the head off if the rest of it is in worse condition, or just replacing it.
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    Shame, I gave an old North Progression boom away recently, but TBH, you maybe better replacing it instead of repairing as its an old boom and liable to failure.
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    Support what's been said. That is an old alu boom, if possible you really should consider getting a new one.
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    Spares only I'm afraid, once you do that sort of damage you can't rely on there not being other hidden nasties elsewhere, the new North Silvers are very very good and at a great price point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hummingbird View Post
    The boom head on my North boom has broken (see attached). The rest of the boom is fine and so I wondered if the head could be replaced. Any advice?Click image for larger version. 

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    Thats not just common to North all bolt through booms go there after time its the preasure point plus salt water in the boom arms will corrode it and it snaps there every time. I use north booms ,i like them but their worst fault is the transparent clamp front end in your picture normally snaps where your clamp rope knot is located .The newer square front end booms are really pron to shattering . good luck. Ps , Always carry two booms or spare head and arms somewhere in your van .
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    Thanks all for the good advice, I think I will bin it and get a new one! Can't make up my mine between a North Silver HD or a Chinook Pro 1

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