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Line and metal thing identification?

Hi All,

I recently bought a new boat and it came with a lot of awesome stuff, but I can't identify what this thing is. It looks like it may be used for climbing, but there is a separate mast climbing harness. Any ideas?



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Check this video

Wichard Boom Brake Gybe Easy - YouTube

Should answer any questions.
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I got one of those recently. I use it when sailing solo. (It hasn't had to absorb a big gybe yet.)

Depending on the size of your main, you'll snake the loop through 1, 2, or 3 of those oblong holes. Note that it's NOT configured correctly, unless the sail is very small.

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P.S. You may want to reduce the size of your posted picture, so this thread "reads" easily. But maybe this thread is now done.
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Very cool! Thanks for the quick reply. It's a new boat so there's definitely going to be a big learning curve moving from a Catalina 27 up to a Cheoy Lee Offshore 41!
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It came with a nice bit of rope too.
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