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.