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post #14 of Old 10-10-2011
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So what happens if a preventer is attached in very heavy winds, and an accidental gybe occurs? Does the boat round up violently with complete loss of rudder, then a danger of capsizing?

Without the preventer, an accidental gybe in heavy winds could take out the boom, or any of the rest of the standing rigging. Not good.
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