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05-25-2007 07:38 PM
sailingdog Actually, Giu is a Portugese Boom Breaker, and he's unique.
05-25-2007 07:18 PM
Originally Posted by uspirate
Giu=BOOM BRAKE, That was funny!

I only know the BOOM BROKE!!!

05-25-2007 07:09 PM
Originally Posted by sailingdog
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!
05-24-2007 05:13 PM
Jeff_H 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.

05-24-2007 04:30 PM
Cruisingdad Nice diagram Giu.

- CD
05-24-2007 03:13 PM
Giulietta 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?)
05-24-2007 03:09 PM
1970Columbia34 great diagram so the preventer should go to the middle of the boom?

05-24-2007 03:07 PM
Giulietta 1970

HEre is a small schematics I drew in paintbrush of the way to rig it for wing 2 wing
05-24-2007 02:55 PM
tenuki oh, one more thing, make sure the wisker pole latch hook and the ring you attach it to are matched in size correcty. It's entirely possible to break something due to binding if the mast ring is way too large for the latch. I think most wisker poles are designed to match with a certain diameter ring that transfers the forces correctly.
05-24-2007 02:41 PM
tenuki Here's how we wing it in the Pacific NW...
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