SailNet Community - View Single Post - Boom Preventer or Not?
View Single Post
Old 06-15-2001
EscapeArtist EscapeArtist is offline
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
EscapeArtist is on a distinguished road
Boom Preventer or Not?

I''m mulling over installing a brake.

I usually rig a temporary preventer by moving the boom vang from the mast down to the toe rail. It''s not a great solution, though.

The manufacturer claims that I can tighten the brake to the point where it''s a preventer.

John Rousmaniere has written many Sailnet articles where he discusses preventers and brakes. He is a vociferous supporter of their use, always, on any point of sail. You should read them.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook