The boom is back

The boom has been laminated (100% carbon).

During the laminating process I decided to reduce weight (and cost!) by gradually reducing the laminate thickness towards the front and back. The heavily loaded vang area still has the original laminate thickness.

The boom still needs a lot of work. I have to install a full length  “false bottom” to connect  the sides and stiffen the structure. I have to think about hardware options and the reefing system. Last but not least, I have to fair and paint the entire thing.

After finishing the dinghy I will probably focus  on the boom again.

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