Barefoot International Boom

Postby Feetfirst » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:39 am

Hey all, I found this while trolling EBAY and thought there may be someone out there that's in the market. BI booms are IMHO the best out there.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Barefoot-Boo ... SwbYZXeIMl
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby 82Juddcraft » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:27 pm

How much stress do ski booms and ski poles have on the floor/deck of the boat?
I got a older boat and real keen on a Ski boom for teaching friends.
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby Feetfirst » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:06 pm

Hey 82Juddcraft, In my experience I have used the training bar off the centre ski pole and never had an issue. But if you have an old boat you have to make sure the ground work is done properly. If you have a high pole it needs a strong mount to the stringers and not directly onto the hull bottom. I have seen some dodgy home made units that have used the hull bottom as the main load bearer which could/would cause serious issues in the future IMO.
There are a few other options which involve mounting the bar off the tower or a gunnel mounted bar, I have never had experience with these though so cannot comment on the pros and cons. Maybe others could offer you some info.

BTW I assume by your name that your current boat is a Juddcraft?? I wasn't familiar with the style so looked them up, they look awesome. Is yours a rear mount? How about a picture!
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby lewy71 » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:30 pm

At lot of the pulling forces are taken by the cables that attach to to bow eye. But the ski pole is still the fulcrum point so it needs to be sturdy.
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby 82Juddcraft » Mon Aug 08, 2016 11:04 pm

Feetfirst wrote:Hey 82Juddcraft, In my experience I have used the training bar off the centre ski pole and never had an issue. But if you have an old boat you have to make sure the ground work is done properly. If you have a high pole it needs a strong mount to the stringers and not directly onto the hull bottom. I have seen some dodgy home made units that have used the hull bottom as the main load bearer which could/would cause serious issues in the future IMO.
There are a few other options which involve mounting the bar off the tower or a gunnel mounted bar, I have never had experience with these though so cannot comment on the pros and cons. Maybe others could offer you some info.

BTW I assume by your name that your current boat is a Juddcraft?? I wasn't familiar with the style so looked them up, they look awesome. Is yours a rear mount? How about a picture!

rps20161213_195534.jpg

That's what it used to look like back in its hey day.
They where made in Forbes NSW I think.
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby Feetfirst » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:43 pm

Hey mate, that link didn't work.
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:52 pm

Feetfirst wrote:Hey mate, that link didn't work.

Try that.
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby Feetfirst » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:33 pm

Found another 1, look like it's had a bit of use but still good value IMHO for a great boom

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BAREFOOT-WAT ... Swux5YTyAp
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby 82Juddcraft » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:05 pm

You could near offer them half that and they'd take it.
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Re: Barefoot International Boom

Postby lewy71 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 9:22 pm

Not sure he would take much less when a new BFI contour boom is $1150.

http://www.twisterskishop.com.au/ski-po ... boom-bars/
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