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post #21 of Old 04-14-2010
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Why must you let out boom quickly after jibing?

Perhaps I'm a little dense, and I'll admit that I haven't jibed in 30kts. It seems to me that if you can bring the boom into the centerline with mainsheet before the jib and have full control of the boat, you can then ease the wheel or tiller just a little to get wind on the opposite site of mainsail. The sail goes over just a little and the situation is exactly the same as it was just before you jibed. Then ease the boom out and get the jib sheeted in on the new course. Or don't ease the boom out for a'll still be under control, no great stress is applied to the rig. It's the same as it was just before you jibed, except the wind is on the opposite side of the sail. What am I missing? If you let the boom out quickly (meaning fast) do you impose lots of force on it when you bring that fast movement of the boom to a stop?

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