>I agree. Don't put the boom support under the boom. [...] A better idea is
>to replace the center reinforcing piece inside the boom with a 3' length
>of 1/4 inch wall 2 inch OD aluminum. Next, throw the strut in the dumpster.
This would seem to be the cleanest solution of all to the brace problem if,
in fact, the center boom reinforcment will provide strength equivalent to
that provided by the external braces.
Dick Flanagan W6OLD CFII Minden, Nevada
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