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silk
01-03-2005, 04:37 PM
How much tension should there be on the cables I have not used a boom in 10 years and cant remember.

Footin
01-03-2005, 05:21 PM
I leave just enough slack in the cables to able to attach the hook to the bow eye with out a problem.

silk
01-03-2005, 06:27 PM
Thanks Footin. I just bought the boat and the boom came with the deal. there was at least 8 inches of slack. that just didnt look right. Cant wait till spring!!

MarkP
01-03-2005, 06:56 PM
silk


Are we going to get some photos of your new boat:toast:

CoFooter
01-03-2005, 09:28 PM
Just enough slack to attach the cable to the bow eye like Foot'n says, but not enough for the cable/protector to drag in the water. On my boat is need to be stretched pretty good.

jimmer2880
01-04-2005, 06:54 AM
Don't worry - the cables should tighten up as soon as someone is out there hanging off of it. You'll be surprised how easy it is to move the boom when you're on the end of it.

silk
01-04-2005, 09:55 AM
No pictures till spring, she's in the pole barn for the winter and not feeling very photogenic.

MarkP
01-04-2005, 10:04 AM
Thatís the one sad thing about this time of year. Hope she feels better soon..

What brand of boom came with your boat?

silk
01-04-2005, 10:25 AM
I does not have a brand name on it that I can see. Is there a huge difference in booms?

MarkP
01-04-2005, 10:26 AM
silk

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/archive/index.php/

MarkP
01-04-2005, 10:27 AM
oops wrong thread

atlfootr
01-07-2005, 09:52 PM
I leave just enough slack in the cables to able to attach the hook to the bow eye with out a problem.

Sounds about right .... :woohoo: