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great diagram so the preventer should go to the middle of the boom?

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I never use preventers or any, I sail normally in high winds. If I were to rig one I would do it where the boom passes over the lifelines, or before, so I can reach it from the inside. I guess it really does not matter.

However if you are using one of those contraption SD has, its installed in the first third of the boom coming from the mast.

Like I said I don't use one...I think its dangerous (and guys, no jokes about my boom, ok?)
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Nice diagram Giu.

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Ideally, preventers should not taken to the middle of the boom. Should you dip the boom tip in the water, the mid-boom location acts as a folcrum that can damage the boom, gooseneck and/ or mast.

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BTW, the thing Giu was talking about was a Dutchman Boom Brake, which helps prevent the boom from killing you in an accidental gybe. You can see more about them here.
Giu=BOOM BRAKE, That was funny!
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