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Freesail99 01-25-2008 05:39 PM

Gyb’Easy
 
Has anyone used this product, Gyb’Easy ? It's a boom brake. There is a video on the website to show how it works. Would this be better then a boom vang ? Thanks.

http://wichard.ingenie.fr/fiche-A%7C...000000-ME.html

GySgt 01-25-2008 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Freesail99 (Post 255649)
Has anyone used this product, Gyb’Easy ? It's a boom brake. There is a video on the website to show how it works. Would this be better then a boom vang ? Thanks.

http://wichard.ingenie.fr/fiche-A%7C...000000-ME.html

Cool, probably make your own out of a climbing figure 8 rescue descender and some no stretch line. A boom vang has a totally different purpose. Check Giu's video at http://www.sailnet.com/forums/showth...ight=boom+vang

Freesail99 01-25-2008 05:59 PM

Yes I know a boom vang has a different purpose. But in the Gyb'EASY video I saw no boom vang or topping lift, so hense the question.

Giulietta 01-25-2008 06:01 PM

Yes the boom vang is there.

See minute 1:30 for up close. and then the rest, when they show the gybes...

its there, the silver tube

Freesail99 01-25-2008 06:10 PM

Yes I see it now, thanks Giu.

Giulietta 01-25-2008 06:19 PM

by the way...thanks for the link,,,I like it.

All the hardware on my boat is Wichard except blocks and winches

CharlieCobra 01-25-2008 06:25 PM

I've been looking for a boom kicker for mine but it's a spruce spar so I have weight and mounting issues. I'd like to do away with the topping lift. I'm not sure it'd look right cause all of the hardware on Oh Joy is bronze.

JohnRPollard 01-25-2008 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freesail99 (Post 255649)
Has anyone used this product, Gyb’Easy ? It's a boom brake. There is a video on the website to show how it works. Would this be better then a boom vang ? Thanks.

http://wichard.ingenie.fr/fiche-A%7C...000000-ME.html

Freesail,

This seems to be more of a brake, rather than a true preventer, so I'm not sure how to answer your question as to whether this would be better than a vang.

I like the simplicity of this product. However, it may be that you'd still need to use a typical vang/preventer, and that this apparatus would simply help to effect a controlled jibe after the preventer is released.

But maybe it can be snugged tight enough to act as a preventer also?

I too am a fan of Wichard products. Thanks for the link.

Freesail99 01-25-2008 06:52 PM

It is a brake, but like none that I've seen. I like the way it works.

JohnRPollard 01-25-2008 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Freesail99 (Post 255683)
It is a brake, but like none that I've seen. I like the way it works.

There is another very similar product that has been on the market 10+ years. My tired old mind can't remember the name, and I can't seem to locate a link either. It operates in exactly the same way, as I recall, only the apparatus hung from the boom is more spherical in shape (while synthetic in material, it actually looks a bit like a lignum vitae block from an old sailing ship), with holes through which the control line runs circuitously to create friction.

Maybe somebody with a better memory will recall the name...


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