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Looking for a Force 5 Boom in good repair

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ClosetSciFiGeek

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Price $
100
State
VIRGINIA
City
Suffolk
Looking for a Force 5 boom. I am working on a project Force Five right now and the boom is not right. Here's some pics of the damage I am finding in the discovery phase (two terribly faired repairs, small crack in bow, crack where it looks like it was dropped on a sharp edge on the starboard hard chine, and a terrible paint job where you can see every single brush stroke). I am doing all the repairs before completely re-rigging the old girl:IMG_20210407_174354.jpgIMG_20210407_152416.jpgIMG_20210407_174417.jpgIMG_20210407_174433.jpg
 

beldar boathead

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force5class.org has a forum, maybe you could ask there if no one here has any leads. You could also post on their facebook page. Good luck!
 

Cactus Cowboy

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Good news, OP, is that you can fix that entire 'grocery list' of repairs... nothing there too difficult to knock out and make right. :confused:

Once you finish the glasswork, I suggest sanding that bad paint job down and applying LP primer & paint, it'll make a world of difference... ;)

Moi, I'd lose that ugly red color too, but that's just my personal opinion, lol... hull would look nice in purple or deep blue. :rolleyes:

P.S. Nothin' wrong with Sci-Fi, my appreciation runs clear back to 'FORBIDDEN PLANET' and the original 'STAR TREK' series on TV... :cool:
 

ClosetSciFiGeek

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I totally agree with you on the red. It was ugly to begin with IMO. Going to do a light blue bottom. Top in white gelcoat with some pale yellow non-skid areas.
I started using that handle, "ClosetSciFiGeek" prior to where I believe we made the turn and it became cool with the "Big Bang Theory" show! I appreciate your solidarity and history with the shows though Cactus Cowboy. I am partial to the original Battlestar Galactica circa late 1970's.
 

Cactus Cowboy

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Yes, it used to be the domain of nerds, but good shows brought folks around... ;)

Hell, that 'FORBIDDEN PLANET' flick was WAY ahead of its time... :rolleyes:

Light blue sounds good... that was always my favorite part of the whole process, choosing a new color for a boat and bringing her back to life. :cool:
 

Alan S. Glos

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Closetscifigeek.

There is a guy in Northfield, NY who restores and sells Force 5s and has also sold some Force 5 parts and gear, see this ad for a daggerboard:

I am guessing he might have a boom. Respond to his daggerboard ad and find out.

Good luck.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 

ClosetSciFiGeek

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Dang that is a ways. Shipping is probably atrocious for something like that. I appreciate it, but I don't get that far west. I usually work the East Coast. Thanks so much though.
 

sailcraftri

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I have a Force 5 boom in Rhode Island. Needs a new gooseneck end cap. Contact me by PM or cjo1023 at yahoo dot com.
 
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ClosetSciFiGeek

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Hey thanks. Being able to buy parts may allow me to save this boom, just didn't know where to get them. Looks like I have to figure out if I have a '93 or earlier boat. I think it is safe to say it is prior to 1993 based on condition.
 

sailcraftri

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Measure diameter of the gooseneck pin. Also the pin diameter on the rudder head. Originally 3/8” it was changed to 1/2”.
 

ClosetSciFiGeek

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I did some searches and found a guy named Tony at GLMO that is helping me out. They 3D print it and even sell a gooseneck pin and your data of 3/8" and 1/2" checks out so I am feeling better that I can get an aluminum one from Weeks or a composite one from GLMO. You folks have been great help.
 
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