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I've only been BOOMED once years ago, glasses overboard, BLECH.
My excuse: 4 cigar boats aimed right at us and a crew person who couldn't shut up. OK, OK, no excuse!
BTW, it's hard to steer a tiller whilst sitting down without an extension.
My solution: I NEVER sail downwind without a preventor. My hook up now is two lines, one port side, one starboard running from the boom awl up to the bow, then back to the cockpit. That way I can set it up and release instantly.