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Jay Bietz

Just to keep the story clear -- first the stb toggle bolt failed THEN the clear fir painted boomkins failed. The port side boomkin broke in a large sliver shape and would have speared anyone sitting on the port cockpit (down wind side) but no one was there at that time.

Here is a photo of the inside of the boomkin - Note that discoloration ocures in the area of the holes but the wood is about as hard as the other areas -- the center section is in excellent shape and I'm saving the center sections.
The fir (by the smell of the wood) is very close grained and I haven't seen a knot yet - in other words real nice wood...

photo of the wood

Hope this helps -
Jay

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