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The Gyb'Easy is a friction based boom brake design. I'm not a huge fan of it, since it is dependent on a specific type of line to function properly and adjusting it requires re-reeving the line through the braking mechanism. IMHO, you'd be better off with a Dutchman Boom Brake, which has far more control over the tension provided.
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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.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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