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Re: Rigging preventers for downwind sailing
I've always run my preventers from the end of the boom, outside everything and through a chock forward to a bow cleat. Since I rarely run a prevented for less than several and more likely for days, I don't find the need to get all complex with snatch blocks and winches. Just a simple line usually bowlined to the end of the boom with chafe gear at the chock.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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