We have recently purchased “Fingal”, a Sonata 7 built in 1978. It is a great boat but the gooseneck fitting is badly worn and needs to be replaced. I am having great difficulty finding a replacement, Selden seem to want to sell us a whole new boom, and they won’t supply any fittings on ‘sale or return’
Does anyone have any ideas, or a secondhand boom for sale?
Appreciate that this is late but just recently had problems with my boom.
You don’t say whether it is the fitting on the mast or the boom. I managed to get the boom fitting from Phil Evans (details in the suppliers part of this site).
This was for the five sided boom with the front end cut back at an angle. Selden part number appears to be 509-082-01.
Since Phil had the boom part it is quite likely that he has the mast part if this is your problem.
I have tried to get in touch with Phil on several occasions, leaving messages each time. I will keep trying, he seems to be the man to ask!