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Re: New Techtip

Came across this the other day. Thought I would pass it on.

Jack Carr

>>Subject: Gybe prevention

>>Probably the best known brake is the Dutchman Boom Brake.  There was a
>>similar device built by Walder but I haven't seen it on the market for a
>>while.  Both attach on the boom near where a vang would, lines extend to
>>the side decks on either side.  A set of pulleys provide friction to
>>allow controlled jibes.  It works quite well.
>>Conventional wisdom is that, if you rig a preventer, use light enough
>>line that the line will break before your boom does.

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