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    Water in boom!?

    Good evening,

    Last fall I was caught on a wooden jetty because it was very hard to see and waves were running over it. The result was a broken mast and mast foot. I didn't use my gear since then but recently I realized that there is some water inside my boom (Streamlined Carbon boom). The grip got damaged a little but I can't find any damage in the carbon material (I didn't tear off the grip completely around the damaged spots though). Now I'm not sure what to do. Do you have any suggestions? Can I trust the boom anymore?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ursblank View Post
    Good evening,

    Last fall I was caught on a wooden jetty because it was very hard to see and waves were running over it. The result was a broken mast and mast foot. I didn't use my gear since then but recently I realized that there is some water inside my boom (Streamlined Carbon boom). The grip got damaged a little but I can't find any damage in the carbon material (I didn't tear off the grip completely around the damaged spots though). Now I'm not sure what to do. Do you have any suggestions? Can I trust the boom anymore?

    Thanks!
    Many booms are not sealed tight, so water can get in if submerged for awhile. If you can take the tail out & can pour the water out then its all good. Otherwise if it is truly trapped in the boom body it could just be a failed seal. I would find it unlikely the carbon could be damaged enough to let water in through a crack...

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    The water is indeed trapped in the boom body.

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