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post #38 of Old 12-05-2012
brob76
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Re: Looking at a Alberg 35

I agree. She doesn't pound at all. I'll go bow into a big wake sometimes and expect to get tossed around like a rag doll. She just splits the wake like it's nothing. Same in following seas. The waves just split under the counter.

I originally rigged a preventer going to a block at the bow. It worked but was a hassle to set up every time I jibed. I also don't like the idea of a backwinded main in the event of an unplanned jibe. I found one of these (pictured below) buried in a locker and had no idea what it was. After some research I figured out it was a Walder Boom Brake. Really ingenious piece of kit for controlled jibes. I keep it rigged with a 4:1 purchase leading back to the cockpit all the time.
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