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Old 02-21-2011
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You should be okay with it, since you're boat is a monohull. Do make sure that you're using the appropriate line, since they specify a particular line IIRC for the Gybeasy. Mounting it in the right location is going to be key.



The issue I mentioned with boom brakes on multihulls is the fact that monohulls heel and tend to bleed off excess wind forces, where multihulls generally don't, so upsizing the boom brake is usually necessary for a multi, especially when you're right at the upper limit. For instance, I have 242 sq. ft. mainsail, so I went with the BB500 instead of the BB250, since I was pretty sure that I'd have some issues being that close to the design limit of the BB250.



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Originally Posted by Bene505 View Post
Quickmick -- Accidental jibes happen.

Dog -- I just got a Wichard boom break. It's rated for a 550 square feet main and our main is 529 square feet.

Any other thoughts on it? Any tips on using it?
Gyb'easy
For use on mainsail areas less than 550 sq feet
Made of forged anodized aluminum
21 oz
Gyb' Flex line included

We won't get a chance to try it out until next month.

Regards,
Brad
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