I'd recommend a Dutchman boom brake rather than a preventer. I believe a boom brake makes for a safer installation overall.
The Dutchman boom brakes are sized according to the area of the sail.
This is my first go at blogging on this website. I am an older dog and have taken up full-time cruising of late. Although I have been sailing most of my life, there is so much to learn about cruising. Judging by the quality of input on Sailnet, there are obviously some very experienced and skilled sailors out there, so I am my questions will be simple fodder.
I have purchased a Bavaria 44 at she is currently in Croatia, waiting my return from Australia at end April when I wil sail her down to Greece and spend the European summer there. I need a boom preventer and wondered if you could advise what gear I should aquire - specs of the block and tackle etc. The more you can tell me the better!! Never set one up before.
I wouold also appreciate some advice on ground tackle, but think maybe I should set up a new thread for this?
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