Thanks. I do know what a preventer is. So it is a good strategy to haul in the main under a windy run and using a preventer to protect from an accidental jibe?
On another subject, is a broach happening any time we are perpendicular to the wind with the sails close hauled (for example when making a mistake similar to mine above) or is a broach happening when the boat accidentally rounds up due to being overpowered by wind and/or waves?
What is the technical difference between rounding up due to weatherhelm and a broach due to weatherhelm?
Thanks for all the help. Eric
Last edited by AllThumbs; 08-27-2008 at 12:47 PM.