Boom Preventer or Not?
Chris, your wariness about setting a preventer and then broaching with the chute up is understandable. But you''ve kinda answered your own question, in that you''d probably change the point of sail a bit (to protect against the broach) if you weren''t racing. This is where I just don''t get it re: racing: to be competitive, you must sail the rhumb line but to sail the rhumb line, you recognize it will make the boat less safe.
Offshore but not racing, it sounds like you''d both change the point of sail a bit AND rig a preventer, no?
Jack, a racing wimp, I guess