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post #7 of Old 12-20-2011
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Originally Posted by berwick1 View Post
Ok thanks, St Anna, why did you choose the Wichard gybe easy on the new boat vice the Fleming?
Hi Berwick
The last yacht (36' - St. Anna) had the traditional type boom brake and it worked great.

This yacht is 46' and the mainsail is about the limit for the wichard gybe easy.

I prefer the simplicity of adding or subtracting a loop and I have a 4:1 to add tension.

It works a treat and in light breeze, I sometimes have to push the boom across - thats OK, better than the unintensional gybe in heavy conditions.

I do believe you would be very happy with whatever system you choose.

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