Ditto the boom-stays on a Cuscraft 40-2CD; can I substitute a single
piece of 2" OD/0.125" wall 6061-T6 with a center sleeve of 10 ft of 2.125"
I bought N2TK's 40-2CD some years ago. It had 2", .250 wall 6061-t6 boom.
No center reinforcement. Worked fine. When the hurricane caused the oak to
take out a guyset, it rode down from 90'. The boom was the only straight
left. Don't think I'd worry about reinforcing the center. But it was a
I bought a 24' tube from Bethlehem Aluminum (Allentown PA) recently for
$125, for what it's worth.
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