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post #3 of Old 06-15-2001
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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.
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