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post #22 of Old 02-28-2007
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Seriously, I think that reducing the risk of head injuries is far better than wearing a helmet... If you add a boom brake, and raise the boom or shorten the leech of the sail slightly, it'll go a long way to preventing the boom from hitting your head.

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Why's a boom called a boom...that's the noise you hear when it whacks you in the head...

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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

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