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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?
Or knock someones head off (or tear the binnical off etc.). Just as valid now as it was 10 years ago.
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