Re: Spinnaker Pole Strut Support
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Apparently Amel call these stainless sections ‘boomerangs’ for obvious shape based reasons.
I had crevice corrosion in all 6 shrouds on the main mast - where they passed through these boomerangs which prompted a complete replacement of all our standing rigging in Martenique this year.
I would recommend all to have a look at there shrouds at this location.
It’s a 5 min job to loosen the shroud clamps and move the boomerang up for a peek.
Interestingly on my Maramu the shrouds had plastic around them at the point of passing through the boomerang clamps. I’ve since noticed that all the SMs I’ve seen since don’t have this plastic sheathing. The boomerangs just attach directly to the wire shrouds. Perhaps this causes less problems.
I for one will be washing / moving the boomerangs frequently. I might even take them off if the boat is stationary for a while as it’s a quick job.
Interested to hear others experience
All the best
On 5 Jul 2019, at 23:53, sailhanoah@... wrote: