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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By RichH
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I dont think you 'really' need a rope clutch to set tension in a boom brake, although a rope clutch is indeed 'handy'.
Just about every boat made has a horned cleat somewhere near the stern quarter...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By knuterikt
Re: Boom Brake Setup

That is a good solution if the main is loose footed.
Instead of using eye straps you could use a line along the underside of the boom to the main sheet bail and goose neck to prevent it from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I use clutches for preventers, guys, reefing lines, spinnaker tack downhauls, they work fine...

http://i268.photobucket.com/albums/jj19/joneisberg/chancy/jackline1_zps54c77dee.jpg

I'd like to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 899
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Boom Brake Setup

I have a Dutchman brake instead of the Wichard, but the principles are the same...

I've always been surprised Dutchman endorses the chainplate attachment point, I don't like that idea myself......
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   04-08-2014
Replies: 613
Views: 47,408
Posted By chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

As I have said above there is an element a risk medically in sailing offshore, with the stakes being higher when there kids involved. We believe it to be a small mitigative risk.

I had a post all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By bigdogandy
Re: Bummed...

Fly down with your sweetie for Strictly Sail at the Miami Boat Show Valentine's Day weekend. Tremendous brownie points potential in getting out of the deep freeze and spending a nice weekend in sunny...
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