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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
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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 [New Video Out] The Boom Jack or Boom Vang
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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.
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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
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Yes I see it now, thanks Giu.
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by the way...thanks for the link,,,I like it.

All the hardware on my boat is Wichard except blocks and winches
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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.
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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.
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It is a brake, but like none that I've seen. I like the way it works.
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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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