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post #8 of Old 02-02-2013
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Re: Installing a Boom Brake

You can use a bridle so the attach point would be more mid boom area (but the load on the boom is spread out) or you can do what I do and simply attach to the end of the boom (where the preventer lines will operate most efficiently) with a small piece of line that I double loop and thread around the end of boom. My topping lift line will prevent it from slipping off aft end of boom and the clew of the mainsail prevents the line from going forward. I also like these basic preventer rigs because you can take them down and get them out of the way in no time.

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