Originally Posted by sailingdog
IMHO, a boom brake is a better solution than the preventers, since it requires less user intervention once it is setup than do the preventers. It also has fewer dangers associated with it than do the preventers, which, in certain instances can cause the mainsail to backwind and "pin" the boat down, possibly leading to a capsize situation.
It seems like many of the preventer rigs also require someone to go forward to release the line at the snatch block in the forepeak, prior to any gybe....
No real expience - adjust confidence accordingly!