Boom band - carbon - various diameters

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Boom band only. Choose from 8, 10, 12, 14 or 15 mm internal diameters.


Use it to add reinforcement to carbon tubes, for example, where the forestay will be attached or to fix a swing rig block in place.

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Boom band - carbon - various diameters

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Boom band only. Choose from 8, 10, 12, 14 or 15 mm internal diameters.

Uses

The bands are cut from tubes made from all woven carbon. They are perfect for adding reinforcement to a spar of uni-directional carbon where it needs to be drilled for a hook that will be heavily loaded - for example, where the forestay or shrouds will be attached. Also used for bonding to the mast to keep a swing rig block in place.

Bonding the band in place

The inside of the boom band has to be thoroughly abraded to remove the release agent that remains on the surface after manufacture. Clean the abraded surface with acetone. Treat the outside surface of the mast or boom tube in the same way. Mask one side of where the band will be positioned with protective tape and wet with epoxy resin the area on the spar that will take the band. Then add some thiockened epoxy resin to the bonding area. Wet the inside of the boom band with epoxy resin. Pass the band onto the spar and into position. Remove excess resin with a tissue and leave to cure until the resin has cured to a medium hard stage (usually 1 to 3 hours for normal epoxy resin depending on temperature). At this stage it will be easy to clean the excess resin from the work with solvent very easily without disturbing the bond of the band.

 

50-080, 50-100, 50-120, 50-140, 50-150.

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