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post #5 of Old 10-18-2007
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Originally Posted by somedaypam View Post
I was tacking in 15kt winds and going from a beam to a beam, didn't pulled my sheet in and when the boom came over it just kept going and split in two pieces just at the fixed bale.
Tacking from one beam reach to the other, all in one go, with the boom out that far, in 15 kts, letting the boom go uncontrolled... isn't that something one wants to avoid, if possible? Sounds almost as forceful as an unintended gybe.

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