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|05-25-2007 08:38 PM|
|sailingdog||Actually, Giu is a Portugese Boom Breaker, and he's unique.|
|05-25-2007 08:18 PM|
Originally Posted by uspirate
I only know the BOOM BROKE!!!
|05-25-2007 08:09 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingdog
|05-24-2007 06:13 PM|
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 05:30 PM|
Nice diagram Giu.
|05-24-2007 04:13 PM|
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 04:09 PM|
great diagram so the preventer should go to the middle of the boom?
|05-24-2007 04:07 PM|
HEre is a small schematics I drew in paintbrush of the way to rig it for wing 2 wing
|05-24-2007 03:55 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 03:41 PM|
Here's how we wing it in the Pacific NW...
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