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Old 04-25-2005, 01:51 PM
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Which barefoot boom?

I am going to get a barefoot boom for my X9. Which one is the best and how easy are the to take down?

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Old 04-25-2005, 02:02 PM
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I hear a lot of good things about the tower boom
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:19 PM
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I hear a lot of good things about the tower boom
tower boom???

brand name or does it come off of the tower?
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:27 PM
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I've got a Barefoot International boom and like it. It is heavier than some of the others friends have and that makes for more of an effort getting it on and off. It is however pretty solid when in use. I think the tower model mentioned is also a Barefoot Internatioal product.....have never used one of those so I'm sorry I can't give you any feed back on them.
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Barefoot International is the way to go. They also make a tower boom but I wouldn't do it. Many of your local dealers should be able to help you out.
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Old 04-25-2005, 02:48 PM
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tower boom???

brand name or does it come off of the tower?
Barefoot International, check their web site.
Several people on this forum have them, hope they chime in.

Most like them but complain about the increased difficulty in setup and removal.

I will be getting the pylon mount. Quick height adjustment and don't have to get in the water to put it on. I am also leery (as someone on this site pointed out to me) of the increased torque on the tower. Gel coat cracking is always a concern with towers.
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Bi has some good info on its site. http://www.barefootinternational.com/ You can also call them for additional information (# on the site) and they will tell you exactly what booms they make to fit your boat.

I have a BI universal contour boom. I haven’t used it yet but it feels solid

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I would go off the pylon if at all possible. Off the tower seems like it will flex the tower to much.
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ok, looked at the BI site....great information. Definately going to get there boom.

i believe there is enough room between the windshield and the tower so I can run the pylon version. For those of you with 209 which pylon version are running?
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Old 04-25-2005, 03:34 PM
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another question?

Does the boom have any flex? If so will it hit the driver seat, windshield or tower?

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