Re: Stress crack main sheet boom attachment Maramu


Thanks for the replies, I ended up grinding a little bit more paint and it seems that the metal, is not cracked.

Hopefully our boom doesn’t break in half, do you have any pictures of your third attachement point?

There seems to be a thick layer of fairing/padding to make the weld look smoother, it has the consistency and is white and Grey like rusting aluminium so it made me believe that the crack was in the metal but it’s not the case

Our boom has 4 rings/eyes and starting from the mast we use the second one for our preventer when going downwind.


On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 7:11 PM Dennis Johns <sbmesasailor@...> wrote:
Ours was worse than that.  The single purchase to the middle of the boom resulted in metal fatigue and our boom actually broke in half.  We now have three purchase points on a new boom.  I would recommend you do the same to further distribute the energy.

Dennis Johns
Maramu 121

On Thu, May 5, 2022 at 10:31 AM Alex BAIZEAU <alexandre.baizeau@...> wrote:

Hello Everyone, during a routine inspection we notice a couple of stress cracks where the main sheet connects to the boom on our Nirvana boom, Maramu 86.

See attached pictures. 

Is it something that has happened to anyone else? I’m wondering if someone already had this fixed and how.

Thanks for your input!

Alex Baizeau

Maramu #207, 1986 

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