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Dizzy - this is a really old thread, not sure anyone who posted in it is still around. You may want to start your own thread.
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There's no point in assigning fault, just think about prevention for the future.

After some 45 years of sailing, a couple of years ago I woke up on a cockpit floor after being knocked out for 10 or 15 minutes. Several reasons for it (though I don't remember the actual event), but none worth assigning blame, especially to anyone else.

Just be careful out there, and keep in mind that when you jiffy-reef the boom, the boom end might be a bit lower than you're used to with the full main, and you might find this out the hard way.

Beyond this I'll say no more.
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I didn't realize this was a four-year-old thread.

Shows what happens when you get hit in the head....;-)
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Do a search for boom brake on the forum and you'll find a lot more information. The three major boom brakes out in the market are currently:

1) Dutchman Boom Brake
2) Scott Boom Lock
3) Wichard Gyb'easy

Of the three, the Scott boom lock is the most expensive, the Wichard is the least adjustable, and IMHO, the Dutchman is the one that makes the most sense to purchase and install.
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