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Installing a Boom Brake

I am looking at installing a Boom Brake. I like the simplicity of the Wichard Jibe Easy system. It is expensive but it might save me and or my rig in an accidental jibe, so worth it for me.

Question is do I need to mount the two ends of the lines to the outside edge of the deck (at toe rail) or can I mount the end of the lines to the outside edge of the coach deck? I already have two stong tie points on the coach roof where the boom mainsheet used to be attached, but these points are only about 2 feet off each side of the boom. Would rather use these as I would not need to drill/ and install more pad eyes or attach to my chain plates, and would rather not have the lines set up as a trip hazard right across the path way leading to the bow.

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