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Old 01-25-2008
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Originally Posted by Freesail99 View Post
Has anyone used this product, Gyb’Easy ? It's a boom brake. There is a video on the website to show how it works. Would this be better then a boom vang ? Thanks.

http://wichard.ingenie.fr/fiche-A%7C...000000-ME.html
Freesail,

This seems to be more of a brake, rather than a true preventer, so I'm not sure how to answer your question as to whether this would be better than a vang.

I like the simplicity of this product. However, it may be that you'd still need to use a typical vang/preventer, and that this apparatus would simply help to effect a controlled jibe after the preventer is released.

But maybe it can be snugged tight enough to act as a preventer also?

I too am a fan of Wichard products. Thanks for the link.
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