Originally Posted by marksatterfield
No, the question was what happens if the preventer IS installed? If the preventer is not installed, knocking heads off. If the preventer is installed (and is not let off during a gybe for whatever reason), is a violent round up and knock down eminent?
Yeah, it is a bit odd resurrecting a thread this old but it doesn't specifically require an answer or even a response from the OP so no real harm done.
The question of the preventer holding up the main when you do gybe is probably the best argument for using a boom brake. Maybe ?
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Last edited by tdw; 10-10-2011 at 05:24 PM.