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Hey, at least my legs look good...

Actually, you can tell it's a photoshopped photo, since it looks nothing like me—far too flabby for one...and nothing like my real photo as seen previously on sailnet...

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Seriously, I think that reducing the risk of head injuries is far better than wearing a helmet... If you add a boom brake, and raise the boom or shorten the leech of the sail slightly, it'll go a long way to preventing the boom from hitting your head.

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I think Helmut works at one of those bars where they like to wear alot of leather and dress like the Village People!!

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I think Helmut works at one of those bars where they like to wear alot of leather and dress like the Village People!!
Do you go there often??? LOL.... btw, do you like your new sailing helmet ?

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SD- Perhap the easiest solution of all... Lower Your Head!

Or, since many on this site are more technical, maybe try applying some sort of lubricant to you head so the boom slides off more easily. That way it could only land a glancing blow! Maybe for those with "hair defeciency" a light spray of non-stick cooking oil would suffice????

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Do you go there often??? LOL.... btw, do you like your new sailing helmet ?
I'm not sure I resemble that!!! Well, maybe. I could hang tell tales from the points!!!!

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Hey, at least my legs look good...

Actually, you can tell it's a photoshopped photo, since it looks nothing like me—far too skinny for one......
SD...please explain it to me I did not understand...did you gain weight again???
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SD- Perhap the easiest solution of all... Lower Your Head!
No need on my boat at least... there's at least a foot of space between the bottom of the boom and the top of my head when I'm standing in the cockpit. My crew is less lucky as most of them are six feet plus...but still most have at least four or five inches of clearance...

I'm not a big fan of helmets as required gear on sailboats... given how uncomfortable they can be...

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SD- What no comment on my techy approach????

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