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SS LS1
07-21-2011, 10:40 AM
Hey guys I have a quick question, I found a used Mike Siepel Barefoot International boom for sale I plan on picking up this weekend that will be over 2 1/2 hours of total driving to get. Since the wife's BMW gets twice the gas mileage as my Silverado SS does, I was wondering how long the sections of a BI single contour boom are when the boom is unassembled? :confused:

Trying to see if it will fit in the trunk of the car or if I need to take the truck to get it home.

The seller is only at his lake place on the weekends or I would just have him measure it for me.

Thanks for the help, Greg :)

rd1900
07-21-2011, 10:52 AM
Does the BMW have the ski pass through behind the rear center arm rest? It will fit with this open (through the trunk and into the passenger compartment). If not, I doubt it.

Dylan
07-21-2011, 11:26 AM
Although mine is not contoured, I would say each piece is 7'. Definitely will have it running up under the dash if you don't have the ski pass through. I would bet on it fitting in there somehow.
Good luck!

JLeuck64
07-21-2011, 11:41 AM
They are both under six feet.

ahhudgins
07-21-2011, 02:05 PM
They are both under six feet.

I'm 99.99% sure that you are correct. The straight piece to my boom stands up in the shed and it hits be right about the eyes. The contoured piece is shorter but mine is a monster because I have two extensions on it.

OP, are you looking at a contour boom for a direct drive or for a V-drive? My boom is contoured for a V-drive and it has a really awkward bend in it and I don't know if I'd want something like that inside the cab with me.

SS LS1
07-21-2011, 02:37 PM
OP, are you looking at a contour boom for a direct drive or for a V-drive? My boom is contoured for a V-drive and it has a really awkward bend in it and I don't know if I'd want something like that inside the cab with me.

Thanks for all the input guys. To answer the question I have a direct drive '98 PS190 and the boom was used on various 93-96 PS190's over the years by the seller so it should fit my '98 without problems. I may not have the name correct but it does not look to be a double or quad contour boom from the pics. (which I would not want anyway) I bet this is not like your V-drive boom correct?


http://images.craigslist.org/3k03pb3lf5Y35O15P2b7j2574450f73331b5b.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n33o03l75Z55X05R5b7j0aa96dad7fac1f6e.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3ma3pf5O15T55X3b7j1ca69ab892121474.jpg

JLeuck64
07-21-2011, 02:40 PM
I believe he has a 30th like me. He may also want to purchase the extension if it doesn't already come with one. I added that extension and it really helps move the skier out and away from the Chine spray.

blakehardesty
07-21-2011, 03:39 PM
You dont need extensions. Just go faster!!!

Hammer
07-21-2011, 04:13 PM
You dont need extensions. Just go faster!!!

:steering: :D :D :D

I agree!!!!!!

76S&S
07-21-2011, 04:17 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. To answer the question I have a direct drive '98 PS190 and the boom was used on various 93-96 PS190's over the years by the seller so it should fit my '98 without problems. I may not have the name correct but it does not look to be a double or quad contour boom from the pics. (which I would not want anyway) I bet this is not like your V-drive boom correct?


http://images.craigslist.org/3k03pb3lf5Y35O15P2b7j2574450f73331b5b.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n33o03l75Z55X05R5b7j0aa96dad7fac1f6e.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3ma3pf5O15T55X3b7j1ca69ab892121474.jpg

Assuming that those are 2x6's on the pier, it appears to be about 6' in length.

JLeuck64
07-21-2011, 04:35 PM
You dont need extensions. Just go faster!!!

When I was buying my boom Siepel called me up before he shipped it and suggested I also order the extension... because that hull tends to throw out a lot of spray during the deep up. After I installed the boom on my boat and had a chance to ski it I noticed the spray he was referring to. You are correct, at faster speeds the chine spray is nothing. At slower speeds is where it gets in the way. That spray can make it more difficult to learn back deeps and also gets in the way trying to teach younglings, but I guess it all depends on what ya want to use it for...

ahhudgins
07-21-2011, 08:08 PM
Thanks for all the input guys. To answer the question I have a direct drive '98 PS190 and the boom was used on various 93-96 PS190's over the years by the seller so it should fit my '98 without problems. I may not have the name correct but it does not look to be a double or quad contour boom from the pics. (which I would not want anyway) I bet this is not like your V-drive boom correct?


http://images.craigslist.org/3k03pb3lf5Y35O15P2b7j2574450f73331b5b.jpg
http://images.craigslist.org/3n33o03l75Z55X05R5b7j0aa96dad7fac1f6e.jpg

http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3ma3pf5O15T55X3b7j1ca69ab892121474.jpg

Yes, yours is the straight boom for a direct drive. My contoured "Quad Boom" has a huge curve in it. I've never had an issue with spray on a direct drive, but I ended up having to add two extensions on mine to keep kids out of the spray. It looks like they are skiing in a different zip code.
Good luck with your boom!! It's great for teaching kids but I have a hard time getting them off of it and behind the boat.

captain planet
07-22-2011, 08:52 AM
I believe he has a 30th like me. He may also want to purchase the extension if it doesn't already come with one. I added that extension and it really helps move the skier out and away from the Chine spray.

...and like me.

I don't have the extension and have taught numerous kids to ski beside my boat without any problems. The 98 has much less chine spray on the boom compared to the 197 hull. I have yet to wish I had the extension on my boom for my boat. :twocents:

Flatwaterfooter
07-22-2011, 09:31 AM
It should have a pad that goes over the cables to protect your hull. If it does not have it order one before installing.