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Re: Installing a Boom Brake

I attached a wichard boom brake using the alternative method recommended by the manufacturer, that is 2 x fixed lines attached to the base of the shrouds, I added a u bolt on boom just aft of the vang with a block attached to this and the line from this going back to a winch and block. So far I've found it to be very satisfactory. The tension on the line has to be adjusted according to the wind strength, light winds you don't want it too tight otherwise the boom won't go across.
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