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post #8 of Old 06-17-2001
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Boom Preventer or Not?

Sounds like Jeff''s idea would have saved the life of a sailor I knew who was knocked overboard by the boom while racing one night off Florida. The sea has different ways of pointing out unseamanlike conduct. Losing your binnacle comes across as a cheap lesson. What if the helmsman had been snared with it as well?
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