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post #5 of Old 06-24-2004
Silmaril
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accidental gybe

Yikes, I know it''s dangerous, but an ounce of prevention... That''s why it''s called a Preventer.

Whenever running before the wind I ALWAYS rig a preventer when cruising and there will be people about the boat between the mast and the traveler. Accedental gybes happen, especially in following seas.

It''s a bit lazy to not rig one, so I would blame your charter''s crew for their lack of attention to detail.
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