29 Dec 2007 09:12:33
Bob
chinook triple clamp

What is the consensus whether to use a mast protector with this
boom.Its so strong Im concerned Im going to crush the mast,however the
rubber protector doesnt lay flat as it doesnt quite.fit inside the boom
clamp it is about 1/8 too small.Thanks Bob

S=B2



29 Dec 2007 10:01:01
Glenn Woodell
Re: chinook triple clamp

On Sat, 29 Dec 2007 09:12:33 -0500, gusbob@webtv.net (Bob) wrote:

>What is the consensus whether to use a mast protector with this
>boom.Its so strong Im concerned Im going to crush the mast,however the
>rubber protector doesnt lay flat as it doesnt quite.fit inside the boom
>clamp it is about 1/8 too small.Thanks Bob
>
>Sē

I've never used one with mine in the past 7 years or so. I have found
some mast/boom combinations where the boom would slip without one. My
Chinook and Epic booms stay put just fine without them. I'm also using
skinny masts which have a substantially thicker wall.

Glenn


29 Dec 2007 13:01:10
Re: chinook triple clamp

You don't need a mast protector with the triple clamp boom head. The
head is quite wide to spread out the clamping load. You can,
however, generate a lot of pressure with the triple clamp due to it's
long lever. Just realize that you shouldn't need to push really hard
on the lever. A good solid 'snap' is all that's necessary.

sm




On Dec 29, 9:12=A0am, gus...@webtv.net (Bob) wrote:
> What is the consensus whether to use a =A0mast protector with this
> boom.Its so strong Im concerned Im going to crush the mast,however the
> rubber protector doesnt lay flat as it doesnt =A0quite.fit inside the boom=

> clamp it is about 1/8 too small.Thanks Bob
>
> S=B2



30 Dec 2007 06:46:20
Re: chinook triple clamp

Yes, you need to be very careful with this boomhead in not crushing
the mast, in my experience.
I had slippage problems with the boom on my RDM's and ended up
crushing two 75% carbon RDM's with it before I noticed the problem
(after one broke on me in the middle of Evan's Bay in Wellington).
Saying that, it happened with an older style (first generation?) all
black triple clamp boom head. When I spoke with Chinook on the
matter, they shipped me two newer version triple clamp boom heads
(with a coloured clamp) for both my booms and i never had the problem
again. I think their anti-slip mechanism got a bit better, and, the
overlap of the mast clasps was not as thick.

The cracks that did happen were vertical cracks, pretty close to
exactly the height of the mast clasp (~12cm). So I think that due to
the thickness of the clasps and pressure I was applying - it was
enough to cause a pressure line that resulted in crushing of the mast
when I closed the clamp.

Anyway, I am pretty happy with Chinook stuff otherwise and appreciated
their great customer service on the matter. Even with the new boom
head, I would probably use a mast protector regardless to save myself
the worry. Masts are not cheap afterall and are worth protecting.





07 Jan 2008 19:04:32
Re: chinook triple clamp

The triple head clamp will fit with a nolimitz mast protector. The
nolimitz protector is a tiny bit longer than the other brands and the
head fits nicely. You don't need to use an adapter, but I use one to
help the boom from sliding down and now I know I'm not going to crush
the mast.

Mike Burns


On Dec 29 2007, 9:12=A0am, gus...@webtv.net (Bob) wrote:
> What is the consensus whether to use a =A0mast protector with this
> boom.Its so strong Im concerned Im going to crush the mast,however the
> rubber protector doesnt lay flat as it doesnt =A0quite.fit inside the boom=

> clamp it is about 1/8 too small.Thanks Bob
>
> S=B2



08 Jan 2008 14:51:43
wsurfn
Re: chinook triple clamp

On Jan 7, 9:04=A0pm, mewinds...@aol.com wrote:
> The triple head clamp will fit with a nolimitz mast protector.

I agree with everything Mike said. I am pretty happy with the set-up.